EU to cancel extended approval period for cyfluthrin
The European Commission intends to cancel the extension granted to the EU approval period for the insecticide, cyfluthrin, and reset its expiry date to April 30th 2014. The proposal has been made because no application to renew the approval was received within the required deadline. Cyfluthrin was in the third EU renewal programme, named AIR-3, and was among a group of ais to have their approvals extended to October 31st 2016 to allow more time for procedures to be completed (Agrow No 645, p 10). The proposal received a positive vote from the EU regulatory committee and has been forwarded to EU Ministers and the European Parliament for clearance.