• September 18, 2018
  • WTO

Europe drafts commission renewing the approval of the active substances copper compounds

This draft Commission Implementing Regulation provides that the approval of the active substances copper compounds are renewed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 under restricted conditions and for a period of 5 years. Existing authorised plant protection products containing copper compounds will have to be re-authorised in accordance with the proposed restrictions. The renewal of approval is based on the first evaluation of the substances for use as pesticide active substances in the EU under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. The substances were formerly approved under Directive 91/414/ EEC. This regulation only concerns the placing on the market of these substances 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 and if so a separate notification will be made in accordance with SPS procedures.

Draft Text 1 is available for download in the following languages: English
Draft Text 2 (Annexes) is available for download in the following languages: English

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