Pesticide firm and HSE in conflict over data access

A recent ruling on testing pesticide products in the field set an important precedent for studies involving animals that are subject to data-sharing provisions under EU regulations, writes Richard Macrory

Richard MacroryFor the first time, the High Court has considered complex provisions of EU pesticides legislation concerning the sharing of data contained in applications for approval.

Cost-sharing provisions and the use of existing studies also form a key element of the EU REACH regulation on chemicals, and have significant commercial implications. They are likely to form an important consideration in how chemical and pesticide regulation is to be handled in the UK after Brexit.

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