Thiamethoxam gains EU biocide approval as insecticide
Thiamethoxam has gained approval under the EU biocidal products Directive (98/8) for use as a non-crop insecticide. The active ingredient was evaluated as part of the second round of the EU review of existing biocides. It already holds biocide approval for use in wood preservatives. The additional use will be added to Annex I of the Directive on February 1st 2015, to give time for adjustment to the new approval conditions.