The European Commission has estimated that about 10% of the EU pesticides market is comprised of illegal and counterfeit plant protection products, and organized crime groups are involved in it. In Poland, crops can only be protected using pesticides authorized by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. This rule applies to every EU Member State, so it is also illegal to use products purchased in other countries.
Plant protection products should be purchased only at points of sale authorized to carry out such business and supervised by the Main Inspectorate of Plant Health and Seed Inspection. Pesticides should be sold in genuine sealed packages, with the product label in the Polish language.
To avoid the risk of purchasing counterfeit products in Poland, do not buy pesticides:
It is very likely that these are counterfeit or illegal pesticides and their use may:
Any concerns or cases related to offering for sale, or the use of unauthorized plant protection products should be reported to the local unit of the Main Inspectorate of Plant Health and Seed Inspection, and the manufacturer of the genuine pesticide.
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