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30th January 2019

HSE guidance on regulation of pesticides following Brexit

The HSE has published guidance on the regulation of pesticides following Brexit. http://www.hse.gov.uk/brexit/regulating-pesticides.htm

This is guidance on arrangements for regulation of plant protection products (PPPs), which are often referred to as ‘pesticides’, during the IP.  guidance covers

Preparations for an implementation period What businesses need to know More about how things will change if the UK leaves the EU with a deal Applications for active substance approvals Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) Applications for product authorisations Applications which have started before exit day Trading in plant protection products Information for pesticides users If there is ‘no-deal’
24th January 2019

“No-Deal”advice from the HSE

HSE have published guidance to companies which supply or purchase substances, mixtures or articles to and from the EU/EEA and the UK in the case of a “no-deal” Brexit occurring.  They state that in a “no-deal” scenario, the UK and the EU regulatory agencies would operate independently from each other.  They add that in order to maintain or gain access to both markets, companies will need to ensure that the substances, or substances within a mixture or article, are registered separately with both agencies (ECHA and the UK Agency, i.e. the HSE).  http://www.hse.gov.uk/brexit/reach.htm

5th December 2018

UK REACH additional no-deal guidance

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has released additional guidance, published on HSE’s Brexit webpages, on how chemical businesses and other stakeholders will be affected in the event of a no deal outcome.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/brexit/brexit-chemical-regulation.htm#additional-guidance&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EU-Exit&utm_term=0412&utm_content=REACH-additonal-guidance

This guidance expands on, and should be read in conjunction with, the Technical Notice published on 24 September 2018.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/regulating-chemicals-reach-if-theres-no-brexit-deal/regulating-chemicals-reach-if-theres-no-brexit-deal#utm_source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EU-Exit&utm_term=0412&utm_content=govuk-technical-guidance