EUROPE: ECCA-ECPA European Regulatory Conference – 9-10 March 2016

Lynxee consulting will participate to the European Regulatory Conference on Crop protection co-organised by ECCA and ECPA to be held on 9-10 March 2016 in Brussels. For this new edition, the interventions will be provided by representatives of Member States, EFSA, DG SANTE, Industry and others.

The Conference aims to provide an opportunity to hear about and discuss the growing number of implementation challenges within Regulation (EC) 1107/2009. The active substance review programme and the zonal product evaluation system will be a focus for the Conference as well as other important elements in the application of the legislative framework.

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FRANCE: Conference on the regulation of PPPs – 8 March 2016


Lynxee consulting will participate to the French conference on the regulation of plant protection products organised by AFPP (French Association of Plant Protection) to be held on Tuesday 8 March 2016 in Paris. For this new edition, the interventions will be provided by representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Anses, AFPP and others.

This day is an opportunity to discuss on the recent regulatory changes: agricultural law, energy transition law, minor and orphan uses, individual certificates, biocontrol products … It will also enable Anses to present its new functioning and perspectives.

On this occasion, we will be pleased to answer to your regulatory questions.

 Please do not hesitate to contact us right now to arrange a meeting:

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FRANCE: ANSES recommends strengthening the conditions of use of Neonicotinoids

Anses published its conclusions on 01/12/2016 on the risks to bees and other pollinators of neonicotinoids-based insecticides. It was seized on the subject by the Ministers in charge of ecology, agriculture and health.

Anses indicates that despite considerable research efforts, important evidence about the impact of neonicotinoids on bees are still missing. Moreover it is not possible to assess the impact on wild species from the data only available on honey bees (especially due to differences in behaviour between species).


For products containing the active substances clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid, and on the basis of evaluations of active substances conducted by EFSA in 2015, ANSES has identified:

1.  For uses other than seed treatments and granules, uses for which the risk to honey bees, bumble bees and wild bees are acceptable, it is the case for the uses:

  • Under permanent greenhouse,
  • On unattractive (perennial and non-perennial) crops:
    • When weeds in the plot are not blooming,
    • When the following crops are not attractive,
    • In the absence of flowering adjacent crops or flowering adjacent non-crop areas.
  • On non-perennial attractive crops when the application is made after flowering or when the crops are harvested before flowering, and when the same measures as previously are applied.

2.  Other uses for which enhanced management measures are required:

  • For seed treatment uses on a non attractive crop:
    • Pending confirmatory data being evaluated at EU level, Anses proposes to limit following crops to non attractive crops for bees and other pollinators.
  • For seed treatment uses on winter cereals:
    • Some particular climatic conditions (ex.: mild autumn) justify additional management measures. Thus Anses recommends for winter cereals coated seeds to limit the seedling to plots that are not located close to flowering adjacent non-crop areas, at periods when the ambient temperature is not compatible with sustainable activity of bees.
  • For spray uses after orchards and vines flowering:
    • EFSA concluded to a high risk of exposure the year after application based on very conservative assumptions. Anses therefore concludes that approvals of concerned products will be maintained only if the approval holders provide within one year the results of residues analyses and that these results demonstrate the absence of unacceptable risks to bees.


Anses emphasizes that these recommendations, based on currently available data, may change in light of the work currently underway as part of the procedure for active substance renewals at EU level.


To learn more (in French, but soon in English):

Avis de l’Anses du 07 janvier 2016 relatif “aux risques que présentent les insecticides à base de substances de la famille des néonicotinoïdes pour les abeilles et les autres pollinisateurs dans le cadre des usages autorisés de produits phytopharmaceutiques” 


FRANCE: 2016 IBMA France Conference (Biocontrol)

Lynxee consulting will participate to the annual IBMA Conference which will be held on Tuesday 26 January 2016 afternoon in Paris. Centered on the realities and on the perspectives of the biocontrol in France, it will be the opportunity to make a concrete point on the main solutions of biocontrol developed in France over the last years, as well as innovations expected at short-term.

On this occasion, we will be pleased to answer to your regulatory questions.

Please do not hesitate to contact us right now to arrange a meeting:

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Programme of the conference (in French)

FRANCE: Focus on the changes in the catalog of uses

The Order of 2 December 2015 (French)  and Annexes 2 and 3 (French) amend the Order of 26 March 2014 (French) on the implementation of the national catalog of plant protection uses.

  This new Order takes into account the changes made necessary by the transfer to Anses of PPP approval decisions but also significantly modifies certain articles and annexes of the original decree.


Lynxee consulting’s Focus:

1 – When the use is not listed in the catalog, from now on, the applicant points this out to Anses when submitting the application. The creation of that use will be only effective if the approval is granted.

2 – Removal of 2 reference crops: rapeseed and tobacco.

3 – Changes in scope of some uses (Annex 1 of the new Order):


  • Cereals: miscanthus was removed from the list of cereals;

  • Herbs: minth, herbs consumed fresh and non-food aromatic, medicinal and for perfume plants (PPAMC) were added, and revisions on plant families were made;

  • Peas and beans with pods (fresh): soybeans were added;

  • Infusions (dry): non-food PPAM were added;

  • Onion: the words “other Liliaceae bulbs” were removed;

  • Poppy: non-food PPAM were added

  • Leek: the words “other edible Alliaceae” were replaced by “other green onions”.

  • Seed-crops – aromatic, medicinal and for perfume plants (PPAMC), and floral and vegetable crops: the list was extended to “Any plant for the production of PPAMC, flower or vegetable seeds”;

4 – Changes regarding correspondences between uses and uses numbers were made for more than 60 uses. There is currently no file compiling the catalog of March 2015 and these new uses of December 2015.

5 – The time to update the labels further to a new revision of the catalog of uses is extended from 12 months to 18 months.


Lynxee consulting’s team is at your disposal to answer your questions.

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EUROPE: PPPAMS, a new system to apply for authorisation of a PPP

Applicants who wish to have a PPP authorised in the EU must now submit their applications to Member States via the Plant Protection Products Application Management System (PPPAMS). 

This online system manages the workflow of applications and will populate an EU wide public database of authorised PPPs.

Dossiers are NOT submitted via the PPPAMS. The system does not replace other manual processes in Member States; it works alongside the other electronic and manual processes that Member States operate. Fees are also still paid at MS level.

The PPPAMS manages the workflow of applications, enabling applicants and Member States to communicate with each other through the application process, primarily by changing the status of the application.

The system can also send notifications for information and action based upon status changes through the application process.

For now, PPPAMS is only enabled for first authorisation of products and mutual recognitions.


Useful link: PPPAMS 


Lynxee consulting’s team, as a consultant, can take care of your applications on PPPAMS.

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