Further changes to new EU biocide rules
The European Commission has proposed numerous amendments and corrections to new rules that are due to be applied from September 1st to biocides, including non-crop pesticides. The EU biocidal products Regulation (528/2012) came into force in July 2012 (Agrow No 644, p 10). However, the Commission has found it necessary to correct and clarify the text because an analysis showed that it could lead to “unforeseen consequences”, including the unintended creation of market barriers for some products and companies. The proposed changes follow consultations with regulators and industry.