Health and Food Safety Department's transparency commitment
You'll find at this webpage documents to which access has been specifically requested by applicants according to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001.
The documents currently available relate to the area of pesticides and biocides.
This Access to Documents webpage started on 16 April 2018 as a pilot project. Its goal is to increase transparency.
Depending on the different applications, the access to documents might be partially or fully granted.
You may reuse Commission documents free of charge if the source is acknowledged and you don't distort the original meaning of the document.
The Commission does not assume any liability resulting from the reuse.
Please make sure you read the important information on copyright below.
Your feedback is important to us. If you experience technical problems with this service or if you have any comments please write to SANTE-TRANSPARENCY-SUPPORT@ec.europa.eu.
Citizens and residents of EU countries have a right of access to the documents of the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission, according to Article 15 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 on public access to documents sets out the general principles governing this right of access and the limits and exceptions to it.
All the documents published on this webpage have been fully or partially released following a previous request for access (under Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001). As a consequence, these documents may be redacted. This means that some parts may be blackened out. This is either because one or several of the exceptions listed below apply, or because there are parts of the document containing information that is falling outside the scope of the request.
This webpage displays only documents that were fully or partially released. Documents that are totally protected based on one or several of the exceptions below will not be published on this webpage despite requested.
Reasons for refusing access to a document (Article 4 of Regulation 1049/2001)
In some cases the Commission may refuse access.
Regarding documents coming from natural or legal persons, bodies or institutions other than the European Commission (third parties), we often consult the third party in order to understand whether an exception is applicable or not.
You may reuse Commission documents requested free of charge for non-commercial and commercial purposes provided that the source is acknowledged and that you do not distort the original meaning or message of the document. Please note that the Commission does not assume any liability resulting from the reuse.
Documents originating from third parties are disclosed for information only and cannot be re-used without the agreement of the originator, who holds a copyright on it. They do not reflect the position of the Commission and cannot be quoted as such.
Key words appearing in the title/body of text should be introduced in the search field in order to obtain results.
There's also the possibility to search for the registration number of the desired document in two European Commission document management systems:
- ARES (e.g. Ares(2018)999999)
- GESTDEM (e.g. GESTDEM 2018/999). If you would like to see all released documents related to a specific access to documents request, please enter the GESTDEM number in the search field.
The proactive publication of previously released documents is not a legal obligation of the European Commission. It also doesn't create any right for the users other than the access to the previously released documents published on this webpage.
The use of the search tool in this website and the accessing of documents through this database imply that you have read, understood and accepted the information and conditions under the above tab "what is and what is not published on this website", including documents originating from third parties.
Published documents on health and food safety
Documents published by the Health and Food Safety Department following and access request are available here: