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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.

EUROPE–EFSA: Environmental exposure and risk assessments for transition metals

Transition metals can be used as active substances in plant protection products (PPPs). Due to their specific behaviour in the environment, they are not fully covered by existing risk assessment guidances. EFSA was thus asked by the European Commission to prepare a statement that provides a framework for conducting the environmental exposure, hazard characterisation and […]

FRANCE – ANSES: Implementation of the regulatory provisions on banned co-formulants

Following the publication of the list of co-formulants banned in plant protection products (PPP), adjuvants and mixed products (Regulation (EU) 2021/383 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009), ANSES published on 24 March 2021 a note concerning the implementation of these new regulatory provisions. For all on going applications for marketing authorisation submitted before […]

FRANCE – ANSES: Product labelling following PPE updates in marketing authorisations

On 02.03.2021, ANSES published an update of its note on the procedure for updating personal protective equipment (PPE) in marketing authorisations. As a reminder, all dossiers for which a marketing authorisation was issued after 1 January 2020 required an update of the PPE by the authorisation holders. ANSES has then issued decisions amending the marketing […]

EUROPE: 27 March 2021, new rules for confidentiality claims for dossiers

The Transparency Regulation (EU) 2019/1381 entered into force on 27 March 2021. From this date, new rules apply as regards the confidentiality of dossiers. The applicants who want to request for certain information to be kept confidential pursuant to article 63 of Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 amended by Regulation (EU) 2019/1381 should submit with their applications […]

EUROPE :Révision of EPPO Standard PP 1/239 “Dose expression for plant protection products”

The EPPO Standard “PP 1/239 (2) Dose expression for plant protection products” has been updated to the version PP 1/239 (3) and published on 24/02/2021. The revision follows the EPPO Workshop on harmonized dose expression for the zonal evaluation of plant protection products in high growing crops (Vienna, October 2016). This standard includes : – […]

EUROPE–EFSA: New version of PERSAM tool for PECsoil calculations

A new version (v3.0.5) of the PERSAM tool to conduct PECsoil calculations in agreement with the new EFSA Guidance Document for predicting environmental concentrations of active substances of plant protection products and transformation products of these active substances in soil (EFSA Journal 2017;15(10):4982) was recently released. The list of the issues solved in versions v3.0.1 […]