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Chemical Watch Biocides USA Conference

San Francisco, USA

On 29th March 2017 Siobhan Murphy and Rosalinda Gioia jetted off to San Francisco for the third annual Chemical Watch Biocides USA conference.

On day 1, Siobhan was one of three speakers who covered EU Biocides requirements, with her presentation named “Treated articles - EU and US. USA: Active treated articles - copper in paint”. Siobhan’s session contributed to lively discussions on the similarities and differences between the US and EU regulatory regimes, especially in light of the influence of these regimes on developing legislation in areas such as Asia and South America.

The conference included talks on efficacy requirements for disinfectants in the USA, State-specific legislation and enforcement, biocides in food contact materials and global biocides legislation in areas such as South Korea, China and Latin America. Siobhan and Rosalinda also attended a pre-conference workshop run by Steptoe and Johnson LLP which gave an overview of the registration process for antimicrobial pesticides in the USA both from a practical and a legal point of view.

Siobhan commented “the event was a great success and provided The REACH Centre with an invaluable networking opportunity as well as reinforcing our understanding of global biocides regimes to allow us to continue to support companies in an increasingly global arena”. Both Siobhan and Rosalinda had a great time exhibiting at the conference, and we look forward to the next event.

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