The rules related to the placing on the market and the use of monitoring and mass traps containing semiochemicals have been specified by the Ministry of Agriculture as regards their uses for the monitoring or the control of crop pests.
Published in the Official Bulletin of 22 September 2020, the note is part of the national biocontrol deployment strategy planned by Article 80 of the law called “EGAlim”. According to the note, a plant protection product marketing authorisation is not required for monitoring and mass traps that meet the criteria of the official list for biocontrol products (articles L.253-5 et L.253-7 of French Rural Code) as soon as the traps do not contain an insecticide.
Traps labelling shall be compliant with the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 272/2008 (CLP).
However, the marketing authorisation of the trapping device remains necessary when the lethal part of the trap involves an insecticidal active substance.
To be noted: a marketing authorisation is not required for traps containing food as attractant except if they also contain an insecticide active substance.
Technical instruction DGAL/SDQSPV/2020-581 of 22.09.2020 – Placing on the market and use of traps containing semiochemicals used for the monitoring or the control of insect pests in crops. (in French)
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