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Overview of a new European Parliament and Council regulation concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market

CLAUDIO MEREU¹*, PETER J. CHAPMAN²
*Corresponding author
1. Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP, I’Arsenal, Boulevard Louis Schmidt 29, Brussels, 1040, Belgium
2. JSC International Ltd, Simpson House, Windsor Court, Clarence Drive, Harrogate, HG1 2PE, United Kingdom

Abstract

A new regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009)concerning the placing on the market of plant protectionproducts has been recently published. This regulationreplaces Council Directive 91/414/EEC.
Many of the provisions of the new regulation are broadlysimilar to those in the Directive. However importantchanges include the introduction of hazard based cut-offcriteria, the establishment of candidates for substitution andcomparative assessment; together with zonal authorisationand mutual recognition for plant protection products.