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Industry fund for agchem registration data not feasible, says EU

The option of creating an industry-financed fund to generate independent registration data for agrochemical approvals is “not feasible”, says EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis.
Europe EU

France gains right to restrict creosote approval

France can refuse to mutually recognise approvals of the wood preservative, creosote, in other member states because of concerns over the active ingredient’s hazardous properties, the European Commission says.
Europe EU

EU clarifies terms for ai content in biocides

The minimum and maximum concentrations of active ingredients listed in national approvals of biocide products must include any additives or impurities, the European Commission says.
EU Europe

EU approval expiry date postponed for sulfuryl fluoride biocide

The expiry date of the EU approval of the wood preservative, sulfuryl fluoride, is to be postponed from December 31st 2018 to June 30th 2021.
Europe EU

Four biocide ais to gain EU approval

EU member states have voted in favour of European Commission proposals to approve four biocides: acetamiprid, cypermethrin and cyphenothrin for use in non-crop insecticides; and penflufen for use in wood preservatives.

Europe EU

EU proposes non-renewal of propiconazole

The European Commission has drafted a decision not to renew the EU approval of the fungicide, propiconazole.

Europe EU

Russian Zemlyakoff to set up plant in Belarus

Russian agrochemical company Zemlyakoff Crop Protection (Moscow) plans to invest around €50 million ($59 million) to build a manufacturing facility.
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Spanish MPs back switch to single agency approval system

Spanish MPs have approved a proposal to create a single agency for the evaluation of agrochemical products in the country.

EU states undecided over diquat renewal

EU member states have been unable to reach a majority agreement on proposals not to renew the EU approval for the herbicide, diquat.
Europe EU

New EU guidance for ED assessments

New EU guidance has been issued on how to identify agrochemicals and biocides with endocrine disrupting properties.
Europe EU

Firms urged to continue working together for EU REACH

Companies have been urged to maintain their data-sharing groups even though the final deadline has passed for registering low-volume substances under the EU Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation. 
Europe EU

EU pursues plan to scrap mandatory CAP "greening" measures

The European Commission has issued proposals to scrap mandatory “greening” measures in the forthcoming update of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for 2021-27, despite protests at plans to let EU member states decide how to meet agri-environmental objectives.
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