IQV challenges EU hazard listing of metalaxyl
Spanish agrochemical company Industrias Químicas del Vallés (IQV – Barcelona) has issued a legal challenge against the inclusion of the fungicide, metalaxyl, in an EU list of 77 active ingredients that are classified as candidates for substitution (CfS). The list was published as Regulation 2015/408, which came into force on April 1st. The classification is based on hazardous properties. But in its lawsuit, IQV claims that the list is based on “hypothetical risks that are not objectively substantiated”.