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November 5, 2012

Lisa R. Burchi and Lynn L. Bergeson, “Pesticide Data Compensation in the EU and Canada,” Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report, November 5, 2012.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

The European Union in recent years has promulgated new regulations to set forth the procedures by which pesticides (called biocides and plant protectants in the EU) are registered and how companies can address issues related to the citation and compensation of data submitted that support those pesticide registrations. Canada also recently issued regulations setting forth new requirements on how data used to support a pesticide registration are protected. This article provides a broad overview of these regulations, the new procedures by which biocides and plant protectants will be registered in the EU, and the new ways that data citation and compensation will be addressed in the EU and Canada.