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FRANCE: Withdrawal of mancozeb-based products

As a result of the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2020/2087 of 14 December 2020 concerning the non-renewal of mancozeb approval,  65 authorisations and 17 parallel trade permits for plant protection products containing this substance will be withdrawn from 04 July 2021.

The end of sales and distribution is set on 04.07.2021.

The end of use of the stocks of products is set on 04.01.2022.

 

To download: 

List of withdrawal of products based on mancozeb (in French)

 

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FRANCE: Specific provisions for the ban extension of plant protection products in 2022

Since 1 January 2017, the Labbé’s law aims to better regulate the use of plant protection products in France by banning their use for amenity areas, forest and areas accessible or open to the public (excluding biocontrol products officially listed by the Ministry of Agriculture in accordance with articles L.253-5 and L.253-7 of the Rural Code, low-risk products or organic farming products). Since 1 January 2019, this ban has been extended to all non-professional users.

On 21 January 2021, the Order of 15 January 2021 was published in the Official Journal of French Republic as regards measures to protect people when using plant protection products in private properties, places frequented by the public and places for collective use and amending the Order of 4 May 2017 as regards the placing on the market and the use of plant protection products and their adjuvants referred to in Article L. 253-1 of the French Rural Code.

This Order extends the Labbé’s law bans on the use of plant protection products to various places frequented by the public or for collective use as of 1 July 2022, such as:

  • Private residential properties;
  • Hotels, collective inns, campsites and residential leisure parks;
  • Cemeteries and columbariums;
  • Family gardens and amusement parks;
  • Commercial and service areas;
  • Workplaces;
  • Educational institutions;
  • Health facilities;
  • Social and medico-social facilities;
  • Childminder homes;
  • Sport equipments;
  • Aerodromes (excluding areas requiring treatment for safety reasons).

The ban does not apply to treatments and measures necessary for the destruction and prevention of the spread of regulated harmful organisms, or to treatments necessary for the control of significant health hazard threatening the historical or biological legacy.

Regarding sport equipments (large sport grounds, hippodromes, tennis courts, golf courts and practices), an exemption will be granted until 1 January 2025 for uses with no suitable alternative technical solution for achieving the quality required in the context of official competitions.

 

To download: 

Order of 15 January 2021 as regards measures to protect people when using plant protection products in private properties, places frequented by the public and places for collective use and amending the Order of 4 May 2017 as regards the placing on the market and the use of plant protection products and their adjuvants referred to in Article L. 253-1 of the French Rural Code (in French)

 

See also our previous articles: 

FRANCE – Public consultation: Extension of the ban of plant protection products in 2022

 

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FRANCE: Withdrawal of 5 active substances-based products

As a result of the entry into force of Regulations (EU) 2020/1280 of 14 September 2020, 2020/892 of 29 June 2020, 2020/1276 of 11 September 2020 and 2020/1498 of 15 October 2020 concerning respectively the non-renewal of benalaxyl, beta-cyfluthrin, bromoxynil and thiophanate-methyl approval, ANSES will withdraw from the first half of 2021, 14 authorisations and 3 parallel trade permits for plant protection products containing these substances.

In the context of the expiry of the approval of the active substance spirodiclofen on 31.07.2020, ANSES has also withdrawn, from 07 December 2020, one authorisation and 3 parallel trade permits for plant protection products containing this substance.

Active substance Benalaxyl Beta-cyfluthrin Bromoxynil Thiophanate-methyl Spirodiclofen
Withdrawal date 05.04.2021 20.01.2021 17.03.2021 19.04.2021 07.12.2020
End of sales and distribution 05.07.2021 20.04.2021 17.03.2021 19.04.2021 31.01.2021
End of use of the stocks of products 05.10.2021 20.07.2021 17.09.2021 19.10.2021 31.07.2021

 

To download: 

List of withdrawal of products based on benalaxyl, beta-cyfluthrin, bromoxynil and thiophanate-methyl (in French)

List of withdrawal of products based on spirodiclofen (in French)

 

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FRANCE – Public consultation: Extension of the ban of plant protection products in 2022

Since 1st January 2017, the use of plant protection products for amenity uses (amenity areas, forest and areas accessible or open to the public) is banned by the Labbé’s law except for biocontrol products officially listed by the Ministry of Agriculture in accordance with articles L.253-5 and L.253-7 of the Rural Code, for low-risk products as defined by Regulation (EC) No.1107/2009 and for organic farming (UAB) products. The Labbé’s law also bans the use and possession of the same plant protection products by non-professional users since 1st January 2019.

Extension of Labbé’s law bans to living spaces from 2022

A draft Order published for public consultation on 2 July until 16 August 2020 plans to extend from 1 July 2022 the ban on the use of plant protection products to:

  • residential areas (including condominium gardens, private parks and gardens, hotel residences, campsites, family gardens, amusement parks, commercial areas, workplaces, cemeteries, educational institutions, health facilities, social and medico-social facilities and maternal assistant homes),
  • and sport grounds.

Exemption for sport equipments

An exemption until 1st July 2025 is planned for high-level and competition sport grounds. After the 1st July 2025, the draft Order plans the possibility to set by an Order a list of uses exceptionally subject to derogation where no alternative technical solution will permit to obtain the quality required in the context of official competitions.

 

The file for consultation is available on the Public Consultations page of the website of the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition.

 

To download:

Draft Order as regards measures to protect people when using plant protection products nearby residential areas and places for collective use and modifying the Order of 4 May 2017 as regards the placing on the market and the use of plant protection products and their adjuvants referred to in article L. 253-1 of the French Rural Code  (in French)

 

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FRANCE: Withdrawal of desmedipham-based products

As a result of the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2019/1100 of 27 June 2019 concerning the non-renewal of desmedipham approval, ANSES has withdrawn, from 01 January 2020, 7 authorisations and 12 parallel trade permits for plant protection products containing this substance.

The end of sales and distribution initially set on 01.04.2020 is extended by two months, so up to 01.06.2020.

The end of use of the stocks of products is set on 01.07.2020.

 

To download: 

List of withdrawal of products based on desmedipham (in French)

 

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FRANCE: Withdrawal of chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl-based products

As a result of the entry into force of Regulations (EU) 2020/18 and 2020/17 of 10 January 2020 concerning respectively the non-renewal of chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl approval, ANSES has withdrawn, from 16 February 2020, 9 authorisations and 1 parallel trade permit for plant protection products containing these substances.

The end of sales and distribution is set on 16.04.2020.

The end of use of the stocks of products is set on 16.04.2020.

 

To download: 

List of withdrawal of products based on chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl (in French)

 

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FRANCE: Withdrawal of chlorpropham-based products

As a result of the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2019/989 of 17 June 2019 concerning the non-renewal of chlorpropham approval, ANSES has withdrawn 22 authorisations and 8 parallel trade permits for plant protection products containing this active substance.

The end of sales and distribution is set on 08.04.2020.

The end of use of the stocks of products is set on 08.08.2020.

 

To download: List of withdrawal of products based on chlorpropham (in French)

 

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FRANCE: Withdrawal of chlorothalonil-based products

As a result of the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2019/677 of 29th April 2019 concerning the non-renewal of chlorothalonil approval, ANSES withdraw 25 authorisations and 8 parallel trade permits for plant protection products containing this active substance.

The end of sales and distribution is set on 20.02.2020.

The end of use of the stocks of products is set on 20.05.2020.

 

To download: List of withdrawal of products based on chlorothalonil (in French)

 

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FRANCE: Withdrawal of epoxiconazole-based products

In Anses Opinion dated 19 April 2019, Anses concluded that Epoxiconazole is an endocrine disruptor for humans and non-target organisms. Further to this evaluation, Anses has withdrawn 24 authorisations and 52 parallel trade permits for plant protection products containing this active substance on 30 July 2019.

 

The end of sales and distribution is set on 30.11.2019.

The end of use of the stocks of products is set on 30.07.2020.

 

To download:

List of withdrawal of products based on epoxiconazole (in French)

 

Our previous articles:

FRANCE – ANSES: Epoxiconazole-based products ban

 

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FRANCE: Glyphosate phase-out plan issued

The measures of the glyphosate phase-out plan launched by the government to put an end to the main uses of glyphosate by 2020 and to all its uses by 2022 were disclosed on 17 January 2019.

The animation and the follow-up of this action plan are entrusted to a “Task Force” gathering the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition, INRA (French National Institute for Research in Agriculture), ACTA (network of French Agricultural Institutes) and APCA (Chambers of Agriculture Assembly) and chaired by Prefect Pierre-Étienne Bisch, appointed inter-ministerial coordinator of the glyphosate phase-out plan on 1st  December 2018. The coordinator, who will be responsible for reporting on actions taken and progress made every three months to ministers and parliamentarians, was auditioned by the National Assembly on 17 January 2019.

Among the measures of this action plan, a resource center was put online on 1st February 2019 to make available to the whole agricultural profession existing solutions to get out of glyphosate. The contributions, intended to get extended, come from farmers and field experiences, and can be consulted through summary articles, technical sheets and farmer experiences organised by sectors.


The press release also reminds the existence of the websiteglyphosate.gouv.fr” presented by the government on 22 November 2018, intended to monitor the number of farmers having stopped any use of glyphosate or engaged in this way. A start-up will also be launched during the first quarter of 2019 to allow the emergence of digital tools to support farmers.

Finally, this press release informs that, following the glyphosate approval by the European Commission for 5 years, ANSES will re-assess applications for renewal of approvals for PPPs containing glyphosate with paying particular attention to certain points such as their genotoxic potential and the conformity of the co-formulants used, the protection of operators, the protection of groundwater and biodiversity, which might lead to restrictions of use.

ANSES will carry out a comparative assessment of the products remaining authorised by the end of 2020 with the support of INRA, after which only uses without alternative will be maintained.
In accordance with the regulation renewing the approval of glyphosate, ANSES will restrict the pre-harvest use of glyphosate to spot application in all approvals, and thus withdraw all broadcast herbicidal uses before harvest.

See also our previous articles:

FRANCE: Towards glyphosate phase out

EUROPE: Renewal of glyphosate approval

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