Pesticide registration cost recovery

Pesticide applicants and registrants pay fees for the review of applications to register pesticides, and an annual charge for every registered pesticide.

After extensive consultation with stakeholders, the Pest Control Products Fees and Charges Regulations were published on February 22, 2017 and include:

  • updated fees for regulatory activities to reflect current costs
  • an annual adjustment for fees to account for inflation and other cost increases
  • new application fees for pesticides containing microbial agents and semiochemicals, as well as chemically-equivalent generic pesticides
  • an increased annual charge for registered pesticides

The updated fees and charges, which apply to all applications received on or after April 1, 2017, better reflect the current costs of regulating pesticides in Canada. The additional resources from the fees and charges will help Health Canada maintain service delivery standards for reviewing pesticide applications and support post-market review activities that help to protect Canadians’ health and the environment.

For additional information, please consult the Guidance Document: Pest Control Products Fees and Charges Regulators and Frequently Asked Questions page. Note: The Pest Control Products Fees and Charges Regulations and this Fee Guidance document supersede all fee information in previously published documents.

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