A draft decree is currently under public consultation until 26 November 2020 in order to update the list of active substances of the neonicotinoid family or with the same modes of action and subject to a use ban. This draft decree is being issued under article L.253-8 of the French Rural Code as modified by the draft law on the conditions for marketing some plant protection products in the case of pest threat to sugar beet.
As a reminder, in application to the biodiversity law of 08 August 2016, 5 active substances of the neonicotinoid family (acetamiprid, clothianidin, imidacloprid, thiacloprid and thiamethoxam) are banned from use in plant protection products and seed treatments. The “EGAlim” law of 30 October 2018 extended this ban to active substances with an identical mode of action (flupyradifurone and sulfoxaflor).
Three of these substances are currently banned at European level (clothianidin, thiacloprid and thiamethoxam) and one will be soon (imidacloprid from 01 December 2020). According to the draft decree, the active substances concerned by a National ban will be acetamiprid, flupyradifurone and sulfoxaflor.
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