The future of plant protection product regulations

Event sees launch of ECPA position on the future revision of Regulations 1107/2009 and 396/2005

A Brussels gathering of over 300 representatives of the plant protection industry, regulators, national authorities and agricultural and environmental stakeholders convened in Brussels to consider legislative challenges in Regulation 1107/2009 – which lays down rules for the authorisation of plant protection products in the EU -- and the wider regulatory framework for pesticides.

The two day conference organised by the European Crop Care Association (ECCA) and ECPA focused on the improvements that can be made in the relevant regulations and underlined the importance of expertise, collaboration and predictability in any new developments.

The conference saw the launch of an 'ECPA Position on the future revision of Regulations 1107/2009 and 396/2005'.

The aim of the document is to foster discussion around the implementation of Regulation 1107/2009 and look at the lessons learned since the regulation took effect. The paper also highlights the crop protection industry;s thinking on future changes in the legislation.

The proposals focus on changes in the general framework of Regulation 1107/2009 and Regulation 396/2005.

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