17 October 2005 17:18 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--The European Commission has begun an investigation into parallel or so-called grey market imports of pesticides into Hungary, Italy, Poland and the UK, the Commission said on Monday.
It has asked them to explain and clarify their rules on imports of plant protection products from other European Union (EU) member states.
The Commission said parallel imports are permitted if the product is allowed to be sold in the member state of origin and is sufficiently similar to one already authorised for sale in the destination country.
In announcing its investigation, the Commission gave reasons why it believed the four states might not be complying with EU laws. The investigation is part of a procedure which could eventually result in a case being brought before the European Court of Justice (ECJ).
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|
Asian Chemical Connections