OECD issues guidance on joint reviews
The OECD Environment Directorate has issued a guidance document on the planning and implementation of joint reviews of pesticides. It was developed following a workshop on lessons learned about joint reviews, which was held in Bonn, Germany in December 2008. It is aimed at assisting applicants and regulatory authorities with the process. A number of joint reviews involving several OECD countries have been completed or are under way. The OECD’s 2004 vision statement called for the submission and review of a single dossier, which would be accepted in all member countries, to be routine by 2014 ( Agrow No 460, p 25). The document is available at: www.oecd.org/officialdocuments/displaydocumentpdf/?cote=env/jm/mono(2011)11&doclanguage=en.