Almost 800 chemically active ingredients have been registered for use as crop protection worldwide, in a costant developing market that has become essential to sustain needs and demand of Agricoltural products.
Before a PPP may be authorized at Member State (MS) level and placed on the market, the active substances contained in the formulated product must be approved at European Union (EU) level.
The evaluation of the active substance is carried out by the Authority of a designated Member State (RMS) which arranges a Draft Assessment Report (DAR) of the data submitted.
EFSA peer-reviews the report and presents its conclusions to the Standing Commitee of Food Chain and Animal Health, formed by MS experts, which votes on the approval.
The evaluation process for the authorization is based on the EU harmonized principles taking into account specific and local situations.
The new Regulation (EC)
The “new” Regulation (EC) N. 1107/2009 entered into force in June 2011 and it lays down harmonized rules for the approval of active substances and the placing on the market of PPPs.
The main changes introduced are the cut-off criteria for an exclusion beforehand of the hazardous substances, a simplified authorization procedure for the substances identified as low risk and the zonal authorization of the products for the mutual recognition in the EU MSs.
To facilitate the mutual recognition the European Commission was divided into 3 zones with comparable conditions, thus, the authorizations granted by one MS should be accepted by other MSs where agricultural, plant health and environmental (including climatic) conditions are similar.
Check the whole Regulation document below
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