Pesticides and SIs: the devil in the detail

In the latest blog in our Brexit Briefing Updates blog series, Josie Cohen and her colleagues at Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK) revisit their briefing on ‘Brexit and pesticides: UK food and agriculture at a crossroads’. They warn that there are major concerns relating to the Statutory Instruments (SIs) on pesticides.

In February 2019, the government passed two new pesticide-related Statutory Instruments (SIs). SIs are a form of secondary legislation and the particular SIs in question are designed to ensure that EU laws still work properly when they are brought over into UK law. More than 600 SIs are required to ensure that, post-Brexit, UK regulations are still able to function properly..


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