FRANCE: Withdrawal and restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid-based PPPs

Further to the adoption in May 2018 of three European regulations limiting the authorisations of imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam products (Regulations (EU) No. 2018/783, No. 2018/784 and No. 2018/785) for use under permanent greenhouse or in seed treatment intended to be used only in permanent greenhouse, ANSES has withdrawn 19 approvals or parallel trade permits for products only authorised for field application or for the treatment of seeds intended for use in open field. ANSES also restricted 17 approvals to limit them to greenhouse uses. These withdrawals and modifications of the conditions of use are effective as from 1st September 2018.
Concurrently and in addition to these European provisions, in compliance with Decree 2018-675 of 30 July 2018, the use of acetamiprid, clothianidin, imidacloprid, thiacloprid and thiamethoxam-based products is prohibited in France from 1st September  2018 including for greenhouse uses that remain authorised in the European regulations. The French E-phy database has been updated accordingly for the plant protection products concerned.

To download: List of PPPs based on substances belonging to the neonicotinoids family and withdrawn from the market as from 1st September 2018 (in French)

See also our previous articles:

FRANCE: List of neonicotinoids substances banned

EUROPE: Neonicotinoids ban for outdoor uses

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