• Amendments to Canada's Pest Control Product Regulations
  • December 22, 2009 | Author: Eileen M. McMahon
  • Law Firm: Torys LLP - Toronto Office
  • Proposed amendments to the Pest Control Products Regulations have been published for comment. These proposed amendments relate to the protection of data submitted to the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) for the registration of a pesticide product. Under these proposed amendments, a generic pesticide manufacturer may be able to rely on the data of an innovator-manufacturer provided that the generic manufacturer can establish that its product uses an active ingredient equivalent to that of the registered pesticide. These proposed amendments correspond to the data protection regime implemented by the PMRA under the regulatory directive titled Protection of Proprietary Interests in Pesticide Data in Canada (PPIP policy), on August 1, 2007 and have been modelled after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regime.