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EU Regulatory Bulletin July 2012

20/07/2012

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Belgium

EU Regulatory Bulletin July 2012

Biocides

BPR lives and will strike soon

On 27 June 2012, the BPR was published in the Official Journal. The BPR changes the current regulation of biocidal products in Europe.

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GMO

National restrictions for GMOs : back to square 1?

The Danish Presidency concluded it was not possible to achieve an agreement on proposals to allow national bans on the cultivation of EU-approved genetically modified crops.

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Pesticides

Concerns about extra water pollution control

Member States have raised concerns over proposals to expand the list of pesticides covered by water pollution controls. Discussions have revealed their reluctance to take on any additional monitoring costs in the current economic climate.

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Pesticides

Guidelines on parallel trade should halt ambiguity

Regulation 1107/2009 introduced harmonised rules on parallel trade of plant protection products. A recent Commission guidance document aims to facilitate the implementation of these rules.

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Waste/WEEE

New rules for the collection, recycling and recovery of Electrical and Electronic Equipment

The Council recently adopted the new WEEE Directive and hereby agrees amongst other things on the proposed amendments in relation to the term "producer", the widening of the scope, the increased collection targets and the cost of dealing with the waste.

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Nano

Smoother assessment of nanomaterials under REACH

In a recent workshop, ECHA shared experiences in evaluating registration dossiers containing nanomaterials and proposed the initiation of a working group on nanomaterials.

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