First EU list of biocide suppliers issued
The first official list of suppliers of biocidal active ingredients and products in the EU, including non-crop pesticides, has been published by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). The list forms part of the implementation of the EU biocidal products Regulation (528/2012). By September 2015, products cannot be sold unless the relevant ai supplier or product supplier is on the list. The formal version follows a consultation and correction period for a draft list issued in April (Agrow No 687, p 14).