Regulatory Update 2024 for Agrochemicals

This training will shed light on the most pressing regulatory topics in 2024 for the agrochemical industry. It will cover PFAS restrictions, the EU Sanction Framework, the F2F Strategy, regulatory changes for biostimulants and the latest update on copper and other active substances in PPP.

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Overview

In a compact format of an intensive morning session we shed light on recent regulatory topics and give helpful compliance tips. We will cover biostimulants, which are no longer considered as plant protection products, but now fall under the EU Fertiliser Regulation and REACH Regulation. We will outline the progress of PFAS and PFAS restrictions, which also affect pesticides. We will build on your knowledge about the Farm to Fork strategy, especially where the initiative stands before the 2024 election. You will also discover how the EU sanction framework will affect data sharing under the regulations on chemicals, especially the REACH Regulation but also the EU Plant Protection Regulation 1107/2009. Join us also for the latest update on copper and other active substances.

Learning objectives

  • Learn how PFAS restrictions will affect the industry, how the industry could benefit from derogations and exemptions under the upcoming PFAS restrictions and to what extent it will be possible to ask for derogations of PFAS in both, in REACH chemicals and in plant protection products (PPP).
  • Learn about the interplay between EU sanctions and regulations on chemicals, especially REACH but also the PPP Regulation. Learn how data sharing between chemical companies is affected by sanction schemes. Learn how task forces, SIEFs and consortia established for regulation purposes under different chemical regimes comply with EU sanctions on Russia and with EU sanctions when providing access to registrants under other jurisdiction.
  • Learn about current regulatory challenges in the biostimulants sector, such as the protection of scientific data, borderline cases with plant protection products and the importance of the biostimulant claim, or current issues facing the industry with innovative microbial biostimulants that have no place in the current biostimulant/fertilisers legislation. We will explore these challenges in depth and discuss possible solutions.
  • Learn from an update on the Farm to Fork Strategy and where the initiative stands before the 2024 election.
  • Learn about copper and other active substances

Who should attend this training?

Professionals in the fields of:

  • Compliance management
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Registration and authorisation
  • Product stewardship
  • Product safety
  • Environmental/sustainability management
  • Chemical registration
  • Business development

Sectors that should take part:

  • Agrochemical industry
  • Professional associations
  • Consultancies

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Programme

PLEASE NOTE: The indicated times refer to Central European Time CET.

For further time zones, please view here.



Thursday, 21 March 2024
9:45
Login Time
10:00w
Welcome address by the organisers and introduction by the trainers
10:10
Different cases covering dual-use products: Biostimulants – which are no longer considered as plant protection products – but now fall under the EU Fertilisers Regulation and REACH
  • How biostimulants are currently regulated: overlaps with other regulations, the "dual-use" concept and the protection of data on biostimulants.
  • Regulatory gaps and issues to be solved: the case of innovative microbial biostimulants with no place under existing regulations.
  • Borderline cases between biostimulants and plant protection products: the importance of the biostimulant claim.
10:45
PFAS restrictions and its potential impact on pesticides
  • Key developments since the submission of the restriction
  • Process/timing & likely outcome
  • Potential impact on pesticides
11:25
Short break
11:40
Updates on the Sustainable Use Regulation – where does the initiative stand before the 2024 elections
  • Impact of CLP Delegated Regulation review
  • Case study: copper
12:20
The EU sanction framework against Russia and how this affects data sharing under the regulations on chemicals
  • Impact of the EU sanction regulations on data sharing between chemical companies (including REACH-like legislation)
  • Compliance programmes to allow task forces and consortia to comply with the EU sanctions on Russia
Questions and answers
13:15
End of the online training

Speakers

Name

Company

Konings

Natalie Konings

law firm Fieldfisher Brussels, Belgium

Natalie Konings is a Counsel in the Brussels office of Fieldfisher. She practices in highly regulated fields, in the areas of European Union and Belgian environmental and regulatory laws, with a specific focus on chemicals (REACH, Biocides and plant protection products). She is involved in the establishment and running of Task Forces and Consortia related to REACH and the Biocidal Products Regulation, and provides legal support, including data sharing negotiations with third parties. Her expertise also covers life sciences and covers all aspects from contractual law, data protection, environmental liability, imports and distribution. She is also often involved in litigation and represents clients in front of arbitration instances.

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Mereu

Claudio Mereu

law firm Fieldfisher Brussels, Belgium

Claudio Mereu is a Partner in the Brussels office of Fieldfisher, where he heads the Competition, Regulatory and Trade Group. For over 20 years Claudio has focused on EU Regulatory with an emphasis on the chemicals (REACH), pesticides, biocides and life sciences industry sectors, as well as other regulated industries including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, toys, electrical and electronic equipment and fuel additives. He handles product approval processes in the EU, related litigation before European courts, national courts and WTO panels, and counsels companies on a wide range of business law and antitrust matters relating to their international agreements and commercial presence in Europe. His expertise covers all aspects of product regulations and restrictions (including notification, data protection, mutual recognition, classification & labelling, marketing and use restrictions, parallel imports, environmental liability, product recalls and data compensation negotiations, amongst others). He represents chemical companies before the European Institutions, Member State authorities, Scientific Committees, and the European Courts.

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Michaux

Pascal Michaux

EU FOCUS Group, Belgium

Pascal Michaux is the Board Director and Managing Partner of EU Focus Group in Brussels. He spent more than 25 years advising blue chip companies on Chemicals & food including: REACH/CLP, Pesticides & Biocides. He developed an in-depth expertise of EU policies where science is being challenged by societal & political developments. He substantially contributed to the drafting of the various respective key Regulations while providing innovative interpretations of existing regulatory principles such as negligible exposure, essential or sustainable use. He is an expert of the Comitology processes and developed with the authorities both in Brussels and in the Member States capitals, a constructive dialogue based on trust & mutual respect. He holds a Masters degree in Law from the Louvain Catholic University (Belgium) and a M.A. in Intercultural Management from the IcHEC Brussels Business & Management School.

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Parra García

Adrián Parra García

law firm Fieldfisher Brussels, Belgium

Adrián Parra García is an Associate at the EU Regulatory, Competition and Trade Department of Fieldfisher Belgium. He focuses his legal practice on regulatory law with special emphasis on chemicals, agrochemicals and biological alternatives for agriculture. Adrián is the focal point for cases in Spain and has relevant experience in approval and registration procedures of plant protection products, fertilisers, biostimulants and means of biocontrol, amongst others. He has advised clients active in variety of regulated sectors and defended client's interests before public authorities at both EU and national level. At national level, he participated in numerous administrative and judicial procedures before regulatory authorities and the Courts of Spain. Prior to joining Fieldfisher, he worked at the legal department of the IT company IBM.

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Daniele Ruccia

European Union Copper Task Force, Belgium

Matthias Weidenauer

European Union Copper Task Force, Belgium

Matthias Weidenauer is an Analytical Chemist and was the Chair of the European Union Copper Task Force until 2023. He has been working as a Business Development Manager at Battelle since 2008 with responsibility for business development of Battelle’s Agribusiness in Europe and management of several key customers. End of January he officially retired but is still a consultant to Battelle and the EUCuTF.

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Venue

Online Training
This training is going to be held online.
You can reach us directly at:
Phone : +49 231 75896-50
Email: info@akademie-fresenius.de
www.akademie-fresenius.de

Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 495.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • Participation in the Online Event
  • Event Documentation (available via download from our website)
  • Certificate of attendance

Group Reductions
For joint bookings received from one company we grant a 15% discount from the third participant onwards.

Terms of Cancellation / Book without Risk
You can cancel your participation in our online events free of charge and without giving reasons in writing up to 1 week before the start of the event. In the case of later cancellations and non-login to the online event, no participation fees can be refunded.
In this case, however, you will receive access to the documentation after the event.
You can name a substitute participant free of charge at any time.

Sabine Mummenbrauer

Your Contact

Sabine Mummenbrauer
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-82
smummenbrauer@akademie-fresenius.de

Sabine Mummenbrauer

Your Contact

Sabine Mummenbrauer
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-82
smummenbrauer@akademie-fresenius.de

Sabine Mummenbrauer

Your Contact

Sabine Mummenbrauer
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-82
smummenbrauer@akademie-fresenius.de

Jennifer Zerth

Your Contact

Jennifer Zerth
Organisation and participant management

+49 231 75896-79
jzerth@akademie-fresenius.de

Jennifer Zerth

Your Contact

Jennifer Zerth
Organisation and participant management

+49 231 75896-79
jzerth@akademie-fresenius.de

Display / Supplement

Present your Company at the Event.

You can personally present your products and services directly to your specified target group. We are happy to provide you with further information on our range of available options – from displaying company information at the reception counter to presenting your company with an exhibition stand.

We would be pleased to assist you personally:

Monika Stratmann

Monika Stratmann
Phone: +49 231 75896-48
info@akademie-fresenius.de

Press Contact

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Please contact us:

Katharina Geraridis

Katharina Geraridis
Phone: +49 231 75896-67
presse@akademie-fresenius.de