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Scientific authorisation guidance for authorisation holders and applicants

The following pages give authorisation holders and applicants guidance on scientific authorisations in England & Wales. You can use the links within the guide to navigate, or the next page link at the bottom of each page to move through the guidance.  



An introduction to scientific authorisations

What requires a scientific authorisation?

The scientific authorisation process in England & Wales

Scientific authorisation applications

Import, movement and export of specified material

Additional guidance documents

Contacts for further information


We are currently reviewing and revising our documents to make them more accessible. If you want a particular document or this guidance in an accessible format please email plantpestsrisks@defra.gov.uk


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