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This blog tracks the latest regulatory developments in the field of plant protection. It is organised into different sections: news, regulations, conferences and training courses.

FRANCE: ANSES’ Newsletter on Marketing Authorisations

The first newsletter on marketing authorisations of plant protection products and adjuvants was published by ANSES (December 2018). The newsletters will present at the beginning of each month an overview of the withdrawals of authorisation, the new authorisations and the major modifications of authorisation (e.g. new uses or use withdrawals, modified conditions of use) which […]

EUROPE – EFSA: Technical report on the proportionality approach for residues

In order to enhance the harmonisation of the risk assessment of active substances in the area of residues, EFSA and Member States held discussions that lead to the publication of this technical report on the proportionality approach. The discussions were based on: – the  recommendations  on the proportionality  concept as defined at Codex  level and […]

EUROPE: Copper compounds renewal for 7 years

The proposal of the European Commission has been adopted: a renewal of the authorization of copper for 7 years (from 01.01.2019 to 31.12.2025) with a limitation to a maximum application rate of 28 kg of copper per hectare over a period of 7 years (i.e. on average 4 kg/ha/year). In France, taking into account the […]

EUROPE – EFSA: Database on processing techniques and factors

EFSA is conducting pan-European dietary exposure and risk assessments related to actual levels of pesticide residues in food commodities. These assessments use the pesticide occurrence data generated under the official monitoring programs of Member States, the consumption data from EFSA’s comprehensive food consumption database and pesticide-specific information such as processing factors. Currently no harmonised list […]

EUROPE – COM: Update of MRL setting procedure (SANTE/2015/10595 rev. 5.4)

The Commission published an update of Technical Guidelines SANTE/2015/10595 “MRL setting procedure in accordance with articles 6 to 11 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 and article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009”. The last version (rev. 4) was dated 2016. In this new version 5.4, the following points have notably been developed: Procedure when the […]

FRANCE: Towards glyphosate phase out

The renewal of the glyphosate approval for five years was adopted in December 2017 by the European Commission. The evaluation by ANSES (French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety) of applications for the renewal of authorisation of glyphosate-based PPPs according to Article 43 of Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 is in progress. To date, […]