Further clarification of EU agchem rules
The European Commission has updated its “Questions and Answers” document clarifying various aspects of the new EU agrochemical registration Regulation (1107/2009). Originally issued in 2012, the document provides guidance to regulators and industry on interpretation of the rules, and is updated when interpretive problems arise. Among the topics is a clarification of the interim criteria that will be used to determine whether an active ingredient is a potential endocrine disruptor (ED). The adoption of final ED criteria has been delayed due to disagreements over scientific evidence and economic impacts.