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Document ID (ISN)63240
CIS number 94-2003
ISSN - Serial title 0273-2300 - Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schmidt-Bleek F., Marchal M.M.
Title Comparing regulatory regimes for pesticide control in 22 countries - Toward a new generation of pesticide regulation
Bibliographic information June 1993, Vol.17, No.3, p.262-281. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract Some historical developments of chemical control legislation are traced, from specialized laws, such as pesticide acts, to the 1970/1980 generation of generalized legal instruments involving all commercial chemicals. It is then argued that a "cradle-to-grave" assessment will henceforth be necessary. The international implications of the worldwide trade in pesticides are considered. As the use of pesticides has invariably transfrontier effects and since unilateral import restrictions due to environmental quality requirements constitute non-tariff barriers to trade, a high degree of international harmonization is desirable. The results of a comprehensive review in 1990/1991 of the regulatory pesticide management regime in 22 countries are presented, comprising countries from Central and Eastern Europe as well as the industrialized Western countries. Taking all observations into consideration, an advanced prototype legislative framework for pesticide management is proposed.
Descriptors (primary) Europe; legal aspects; industrialized countries; pesticides; environmental pollution; Eastern Europe
Descriptors (secondary) economic aspects; comparative study; comment on law; history
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany; France
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Environmental pollution
Agricultural chemicals