The European Commission has proposed a draft Implementing Regulation providing that the approval of the active substance thiram is not renewed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. In case of adoption, existing authorised plant protection products containing thiram will be withdrawn from the market.
The proposal of non-approval is based on the first evaluation of the substance for use as a pesticide active substance in the EU under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. The substance was formerly approved under Directive 91/414/ EEC. This decision only concerns the placing on the market of this substance and does not affect the Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for residues of the concerned pesticide. However, following non-approval, separate action may be taken on MRLs. Any subsequent action on MRLs will be subject to notification under the SPS procedure.
The proposed Commission Implementing Regulation was submitted to WTO by the European Commission on the 1st of March 2018 and can be commented until the 30th of April 2018.
Proposed date of adoption: June 2018. Proposed date of entry into force: 20 days following publication in the Official Journal of the EU.
More info available in the WTO notification