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UK rejects emergency use application on two neonics

The UK has rejected applications for emergency authorisation of two neonicotinoid insecticide-based seed treatment products for use on sugar beet in 2019.
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EU sets withdrawal schedule for thiram and treated seed

The European Commission has set phase-out schedules for the fungicide, thiram, and seed treated with the active ingredient, following the decision not to renew its EU approval.
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EU sets phase-out dates for pymetrozine

The European Commission has instructed EU member states to withdraw approvals for products based on the insecticide, pymetrozine, by April 30th 2019, with any grace period for existing stocks to expire by January 30th 2020.
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EU rules on application rates used in biocide assessment

EU member states conducting assessments for biocide product approvals cannot accept discrepancies between application rates used in efficacy studies and rates used in exposure assessments, says the European Commission.
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EFSA consultation on agchem water tests

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has opened a public consultation on a draft report on proposed changes to the FOCUS surface water scenarios used in agrochemical assessments.
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EU REACH decisions to be sent to all co-registrants

Decisions on the non-compliance of EU chemical registration dossiers are to be sent to all co-registrants of a substance, rather than the current practice of addressing lead registrants, says the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
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EU agchem approval for onion oil repellent

The EU approval of Bionext’s onion oil as a basic substance for agrochemical use is to commence on October 17th.
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EU guidance on minor uses due by early 2019

The EU Minor Uses Co-ordination Facility (MUCF) hopes that guidance on applying for agrochemical approvals for use on minor crops will be adopted by EU member states in early 2019.
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UK seeks to maintain REACH rules after Brexit

The UK government plans to set up legislation that complies with EU chemical rules so that there would be no disruption in chemical supplies should the UK left the EU (Brexit) in March 2019 without agreeing a trade deal.
United Kingdom EU

European agchem sector braces for Brexit changes

The opening debate at this year’s Agchem Forum drew strong comments on the vexed issue of Brexit, and the impacts on agrochemical regulations from the UK’s impending exit from the EU, Robert Birkett reports.

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MEPs draw up views on agchem data requirements

More information should be gathered on the long-term effects of agrochemical use, in applications for approval and via post-market monitoring, says a draft report by two members of the European Parliament’s special committee on pesticides.
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Low five-year growth for EU pesticide sales

Total volume sales of pesticides in 16 EU member states increased by just 1.6% between 2011 and 2016, partly due to the withdrawal of approvals of many of the more hazardous active ingredients, says an analysis by the European Commission’s statistical service, Eurostat.
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