EU will not re-new ethoprophos
This draft Commission Implementing Regulation provides that the approval of the active substance ethoprophos is not renewed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. Existing authorised plant protection products containing ethoprophos will be withdrawn from the market. The 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.
Draft Text 1 is available for download in the following languages: English