Experimental releases of alien small invertebrates additionally require federal authorisation.
For application as a plant protection product
The Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office is responsible for authorising experimental releases of alien insects, mites and nematodes intended for use in agriculture as plant protection products. The Plant Protection Products Ordinance regulates this procedure.
For other applications
The Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) is responsible for issuing licences for releasing alien small invertebrates for experimental purposes. The Release Ordinance (Art. 15-18, 21-22, 36-41 RO) regulates this procedure.
Applications should be submitted to:
Tel. 058 462 93 49
Information on applications, status of procedures, decisions; ongoing and completed experimental releases of alien small invertebrates intended for uses other than as plant protection products.
B23001 Application for authorisation to carry out an experimental release of the parasitic wasp G1 Ganaspis cf. brasiliensis
B21002 Application for authorisation to conduct an experimental release of sterilised males of the alien tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus)
B21001 Application for authorisation to carry out an experimental release of the alien parasitic wasp G1 Ganaspis cf. brasiliensis for the biological control of the alien cherry vinegar fly (Drosophila suzukii)
B20001 Application to release alien brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) for experimental purposes
B19001 Application to release alien spotted-wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) for experimental purposes
B16002 Application to release alien spotted-wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) for experimental purposes
Last modification 25.04.2023