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Biocides in China and Europe Seminar

(A Steptoe-Sponsored Event)
June 2012

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Please join Steptoe's Environment & Life Sciences practice for a complimentary seminar immediately following the Tenth Antimicrobials Workshop taking place in Arlington, Virginia.  The Antimicrobials Workshop is sponsored by the ACC Biocides Panel, the Consumer Specialty Products Association and ISSA in cooperation with EPA’s Antimicrobials Division.  Steptoe will be hosting additional sessions on the regulation of antimicrobials in China and EU biocidal products regulation.

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Biocidal Product Regulation in China
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


  • Liu bo Zhang, Head of Chinese Antimicrobials Legislative Body, China Disinfectant Standards Committee
  • Ying Huang, China Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington


4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. 

Update on latest policies for antimicrobial disinfectant legislation; Advice on navigating the challenging Chinese regulatory system

 5:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


The New EU Biocidal Regime; The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR)
Thursday, June 14, 2012
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.



  • Pierre Choraine, European Commission, DG Environment.D.3, Chemicals & Nanomaterials
  • Darren Abrahams, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Brussels
  • Dr. Anna Gergely, Director, EHS Regulatory, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Brussels


7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. 

Registration and Breakfast 

 8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Overview of BPR from the Perspective of the European Commission: Objectives, Scope, Timelines, and Transitions
Followed by Q&A

 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Formulated Biocidal Products under the BPR: EU and Member State Authorization and Mutual Recognition
Followed by Q&A

 10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.


 10:20 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Data Protection, Data Sharing and Compensation, Confidentiality, and Access to Documents
Followed by Q&A 

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 

Specific Issues: Treated Articles and Nanomaterials under the BPR
Followed by Q&A

 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Legal Remedies
Followed by Q&A 

 12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Final Q&A

 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch and Networking

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The Tenth Antimicrobial Workshop is your opportunity to obtain all the latest policy and procedural information critical to the manufacture, marketing, and sale of antimicrobial pesticides in the US.

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