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

*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


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.