Invitation to Members – High Level Meeting with EU Commission to discuss biocontrol pipeline.

Dear IBMA Members, Further to the message sent to those attending the AGM, I am reaching out to all IBMA members. At the IBMA AGM in Basel, we shared the possibility of a meeting with the Deputy Director General of EU COM Claire Bury and some of her Heads of Units from DG Sante. The meeting […]

Important Invitation – Next Southern Zone Steering Committee meeting – Register by tomorrow 10/11 EOB to participate online

Dear IBMA Members, IBMA Global, IBMA National Groups and IBMA Professional Groups agreed to work together to produce common contributions to the different zonal steering committee meetings.This has several advantages: This has several advantages: The quality of IBMA’s contributions should benefit from the experience of national groups with members selling biocontrol products in a different […]

IBMA position on the Sustainable Use Regulation of Plant Protection Products proposal

Dear IBMA Member, Thank you for your few additional comments on the Sustainable Use of Plant Protection Products Regulation (SUR) proposal for the public consultation. These have been incorporated as far as practical. Please find online IBMA position on the SUR proposal, which content has been uploaded last week to answer the European Commission public consultation. Based […]

SUR proposal – IBMA Final Comments for the European Commission Public Consultation

Dear IBMA Member, Thank you for comments on the Sustainable Use of Plant Protection Products Regulation (SUR) proposal for the public consultation. In particular, thank you to IBMA Germany and IBMA France for their comments as well as specific comments from the following members: CBC, Koppert, SBM, TimacAgro. These have been incorporated as far as […]

SUR – Comment timeline extended to 2 September – EU deadline 19 September

Dear Members, The EU Commission has extended their commenting deadline for the SUR to 19 September. IBMA is therefore extending the commenting deadline to 2 September EOB for your comments to the IBMA Secretariat. Between 2 September and 19 September, the Secretariat will work with the PGs, NGs and Advisory Regulatory Working Group to consolidate members’ comments […]

Sustainable Use Regulation – Comments for Public Consultation

On the 22nd June 2022 the European Commission issued a proposal of the Regulation on the Sustainable Use of Plant Protection Products(SUR) and Annexes. This document is now open for public consultation. It is unusual to have a further public consultation at this stage, but IBMA will use this opportunity to develop our response and updated […]

Unlock the potential of Biocontrol: IBMA calls on Europe’s regulatory authorities for urgent action.

As were informed IBMA Members via the 30th March IBMA News, over the past few months, we have been in discussion with European Commission DGs, Cabinets and Members States Permanent Representations to ask for a definition of biocontrol in the SUD revision. As part of these discussions, overcoming authorisation delays for biocontrol has been discussed. […]