EU confirms approval extensions for 23 ais
The European Commission has confirmed extensions of 2-3 years for approvals of 23 active ingredients. The move was cleared by the EU regulatory committee in November to allow more time to complete the procedures required for renewing the approvals ( Agrow No 654, p 8). The previous expiry dates were between July 2014 and November 2015, but these have been extended to April 30th 2017 for seven ais and July 31st 2017 for 16 ais. The ais are among 150 that are in the third renewal programme, named AIR-3.