UK revises product approval timelines
The UK Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) has revised processing timelines for agrochemical product applications, which it says is in line with the increased complexity of the EU agrochemical registration Regulation (1107/2009). The timelines involved in the review of active ingredient dossier assessments are to remain the same at 52 weeks. The changes also involve performance measures that apply across all areas of its work. The revised processing timelines will apply to all applications received on or after April 1st. Applications received before this date will be processed according to existing timelines.