Understanding Different Product Types Available from Clayton Plant Protection!

Posted on 29 July 2021

Clayton’s growing product portfolio is a hybrid mix of ‘Generic products’, ‘Parallel imported products’ and ‘Third-party products’. The current Regulatory system can be complex and confusing, so we have provided a quick-reference summary of the different types of products we market. 

Generic Products 

A generic product, also referred to as an ‘off-patent product’, is a product that is manufactured after the expiration of a patent or other exclusive rights, by a company that does not hold the original patent, and without (the need for) a license from the original patent holder. Generic products are developed, authorised, manufactured and marketed under the same strict rules and requirements as the “original” products. 

Parallel Import Products

A parallel import license describes a product that is imported from an EU Member State which is identical to the reference UK product. It differs from a generic license in that a parallel import PPP is still manufactured by the authorisation holder of the reference product, but it is re-labelled and sometimes repacked by the parallel import licence holder. 

Third-Party Products 

As well as developing and marketing their own generic and parallel products, Clayton Plant Protection also market a number of products on behalf of other manufacturers who share Clayton’s values but do not have an active presence in the UK. These products are a mix of generic products and new innovative active ingredients which enable Clayton to offer a broader portfolio of high-quality products to meet farmer needs. 

Take a look at Clayton’s new helpful quick reference guide explaining more about the different product types available from the company in the UK market in context with recent changes to the current regulatory system,  which can be confusing.

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