The European Commission adopted the extension of the current approval of glyphosate until the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has concluded its review (revision of the harmonised classification of glyphosate) – 31 December 2017. Indeed, no qualified majority was reached by Member States at either the Standing Committee on June, 6th or the Appeal Committee on June 24th.
In parallel to the extension of the approval, the Commission has already presented to Member States a series of recommendations on the use of glyphosate:
1) ban the co-formulant POE-tallowamine from glyphosate-based products;
2) minimise the use of the substance in public parks, public playgrounds and gardens;
3) minimise the pre-harvest use of glyphosate.
Apart from ECHA’s upcoming opinion, EFSA continues its on-going review of the existing Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for glyphosate.
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