EU issues agchem parallel trade guidance
Guidelines on the operation of new EU rules on parallel trade in agrochemicals have been issued by the European Commission. The EU agrochemical registration regulation (1107/2009) introduced harmonized rules on parallel trade for the first time. The guidance aims to ensure that implementation is consistent across EU member states. In 2010, national regulators and industry representatives were critical that certain parts of the regulation's text were ambiguous and would lead to different interpretations.