Friday, July 8, 2011
The achievement is important because OECD consists of mostly economically developed countries, and India joins Brazil, Singapore and South Africa as the only developing countries to meet the tough OECD standards. Being able to enjoy the benefits of the MAD program will greatly enhance marketability. MAD is the system in which the results of a set of health and safety studies can be submitted in support of a product, and acceptance by a rapporteur member state is deemed acceptance by all member states.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
According to their press release, ECHA offers "three key lessons" from the experience:
- The uncertainty over the number of registrations for the first deadline was a challenge to manage and more accurate estimates would be helpful in future.
- Close working relationships with industry and stakeholders are vital to ensure success and the Agency can help by providing stable tools and guidance.
- The interrelationship between the various elements of the two regulations is important and has become increasingly apparent. For example, ambiguities in substance identification can lead to problems in forming Substance Information Exchange Fora (SIEF), evaluation and risk management activities.
A second report on the implementation of efforts to reduce unnecessary animal testing can also be downloaded as a PDF here.