Plant-protection products

The England and Wales High Court confirms the grant of an authorisation for emergency use of plant protection products

Friends of the Earth Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Environment, Food And Rural Affairs [2015] EWHC 3283 (Admin) (12 November 2015)

This case is about the placing on the market of plant protection products under Article 53 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. In derogation from the common rules of the Regulation, in special circumstances a Member State may authorise the placing on the market of plant protection products, for limited and controlled use, where such a measure appears necessary because of a danger which cannot be contained by any other reasonable means.

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