Impact assessment of options for a regulation replacing Directive 91/414/EEC

Project summary:
The European Commission intended to revise Council Directive 91/414/EEC on the placing of Plant Protection Products (PPPs) on the market. It planned a new regulation to replace this directive as well as Council Directive 79/117/EEC on prohibiting the placing on the market and use of plant protection products containing certain active substances. In this process a Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of plant protection products and adjuvants on the market was drafted. Due to the importance of the new regulation for the European PPP sector, DG SANCO commissioned a study to the Food Chain Evaluation Consortium led by Civic Consulting to provide the basis for an impact assessment in line with the requirements laid down in the Communication on Impact Assessment and in the recently revised Impact Assessment Guidelines. The explicit aim of the study was to define the problems which would be addressed; set out and assess economic, environmental, and social impacts of key elements; and collect additional evidence with respect to impacts on the market structure, competitiveness, employment, investment, and administrative burden.

Client/Financing Institution:
European Commission, DG SANCO