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EU approval expiry postponed for two rodenticides

The EU approval expiry dates for the non-crop rodenticides, difenacoum and difethialone, have been postponed until June 30th 2018. The decision was taken because a study on risk mitigation measures for anticoagulant rodenticides had not been completed. The European Commission confirmed the new expiry date after a positive vote by the EU regulatory committee in May (Agrow No 689, p 12). Difenacoum and difethialone approvals were due to expire on March 31st 2015 and October 31st 2014, respectively, and applications for their renewal have been submitted. However, the conclusions of the study are required before any decision can be taken on renewing the authorisations, and all applicants for anticoagulants should be given time to address the study’s findings, the Commission says. It expects to receive applications for renewal of the other anticoagulants, brodifacoum, warfarin and warfarin sodium, by July 2015.


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