UK regulators meet performance targets in 2008
The UK Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD - the former Pesticides Safety Directorate - PSD) completed 96% of product approval applications within published targets in 2008. The number of applications received was “9% over business estimates with a total of 1,767 applications received”. Of these, 1,622 were completed. The CRD further says that 100% of “fast track” applications were completed within published targets.