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International Biocontrol Manufacturers' Association

Identification number in the register: 06818218065-85
Registration date: 01/03/2012 12:39:10

The information on this entity was last modified on: 13/08/2015 16:21:06
The date of the last annual update was: 01/04/2015 16:28:19
Next update due latest on: 01/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

International Biocontrol Manufacturers' Association



    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade and business associations

    Contact details

Rue de Treves, 61
Brussels 1040

(+32) 22311842

    Person with legal responsibility



    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  David CARY

Executive Director

    Goals / remit

IBMA is mandated with ensuring that a fair level of regulation is in place for biocontrol substances and products proportionate to the risks they pose to the environment and public health in all countries and regions in which IBMA members operate. IBMA is similarly mandated with promoting the biocontrol industry, the members and the products to food chain, government officials and key influencers.
IBMA aims to ensure that modern agriculture is practised using all available tools to produce quality produce with minimal impact on the health of all of the food chain and the environment.
IBMA and members encourage innovation and promotes this to the food chain, government bodies and key influencers.

  • European
  • global
  • national

    Specific activities covered by the Register

- Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 for the EU authorisation of Low-risk Active Substances
- Sustainable Use Directive

- Exhibition ''Integrated Pest Management: Working with Nature'' together with our partners PAN Europe and IOBC.
- Position Paper on IBMA approach to revise procedures via the Review clause (Article 82) or alternative amendment of Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 for the EU authorisation of Low-risk Active Substances and bringing Low-risk Products to the market in EU Member States. (available on our website).
- IBMA Copa Cogeca Roadmap




-EU Biopesticide Expert Working Group
-Criteria for Low-risk active substances



Promoting the uptake of IPM and Biocontrol in agriculture
Ensuring proportionate regulation for biocontrol active substances and products

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

25%: 6



Executive Committee Officers :
- President : Willem Ravensberg
- Vice President : Vittorio Veronelli
- Treasurer : Ralf-Udo Ehlers
- Executive Director : David Cary
- Microbial Group Head : Antoine Bonhomme
- Macrobial Group Head : Lieselot van der Veken
- Natural Products Group Head : David Bernad
- Semiochemicals Group Head : Cristina Alfaro
- National Associations Representative : Jean-Pierre Princen
- National Associations Representative : Martin Andermatt

Regulatory Affairs Consultant: Ulf Heilig

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
David CARY 15/08/2015 13/01/2016
ULF HEILIG 15/08/2015 13/01/2016
Isabelle PINZAUTI 07/07/2015 03/07/2016
WILLEM RAVENSBERG 15/08/2015 13/08/2016

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Development
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks

    Membership and affiliation

IBMA are promoting the formation of a Global Federation of Biocontrol Manufacturer Associations and have a cooperation in place with BPIA and ANBP to achieve this in North America.

    Financial data

01/2013  -  12/2013

120,000 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

The major income of IBMA is from membership fees paid by members of the association based on turnover. The association has a charter of principles which members must adhere to.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.