Newsletter - No.25 - December 2018
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Plant Protection Products

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Dear readers,

First of all we wish you a happy New Year with lots of success, joy and cheer for 2019!

Now, back to December 2018 for this piece of regulatory news!

In Europe, the EU Commission updated AIR 3 and AIR 4 working documents and EPPO adopted two new standards and revised a third one regarding Efficacy.
In France, the ban of H&G plant protection products was to be effective, the list of substances concerned by the French tax on diffuse pollution was released and ANSES started to publish a Newsletter on marketing authorisations!

We summarised this information for you throughout articles that you will find below.
We hope you enjoy reading these notes and stay at your disposal for regulatory advice and dossier drafting for your European regulatory projects in 2019 :-)
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Events to come

Events to come

- Vegephyl Conference on PPP Regulation: Conference on the Regulation applicable to Plant Protection Products in France on 19 March 2019 in Paris (France). Please feel free to contact  Emilie Vianay or Karine Mavet to arrange a meeting. Florence Dupeuble and Adrien Margerit will also be there!


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December 2018

EUROPE: Updates of AIR 3 and AIR 4 working documents


SANCO and SANTE draft working documents have been updated. [...]

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EUROPE: Adoption of new EPPO Standards PP 1/306 and PP 1/307 and revision of EPPO Standard PP 1/226

Two new EPPO Standards (PP 1/306(1) and PP 1/307(1)) adopted in September 2018 and the revision of EPPO standards PP 1/226 also dated September 2018 have just been published [...]

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FRANCE: Ban of home and garden plant protection products

From 1st January 2019, sales, dispensing, use and possession of plant protection products by non professional users will be banned in France except for biocontrol products officially listed by the Ministry of Agriculture in accordance with articles L.253-5 and L.253-7 of the Rural Code, for low risk products as defined by Regulation (EC) No.1107/2009 and for organic farming (UAB) products authorised for non professional users (“mention emploi autorisé dans les jardins (EAJ)”). This provision was set by the Law on the use of PPPs (Labbé’s law of February 2014) for entry into force on 1st January 2022. The entry into force was then brought forward to 1st January 2019 by the Energetic transition law from the Ministry of Ecology (August 2015). The aim is to reduce the risks associated to the use of pesticides by amateurs.

The implementation modalities of this ban are set by  [...]

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FRANCE: Tax on Diffuse Pollution – Evolutions for 2019

The new list of substances concerned by the French tax on diffuse pollution has been published in the Order of 28 December 2018. The new list will apply by 1st January 2019.

As a reminder, concerned substances are those known for their human health or/and Environment hazards:

  • Acute toxicity for human, category 1, 2 or 3;
  • Specific target organ systemic toxicity, category 1 (single or multiple exposure);
  • CMR, category 1A or 1B;
  • Effects on or via lactation;
  • Environmental hazards (acute or chronic)  [...]
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FRANCE: ANSES’ Newsletter on Marketing Authorisations

The first newsletter on marketing authorisations of plant protection products and adjuvants was published by ANSES (December 2018). The newsletters will present at the beginning of each month an overview of the withdrawals of authorisation, the new authorisations and the major modifications of authorisation (e.g. new uses or use withdrawals, modified conditions of use) which occurred in the previous month. It is noted that additionnal trade names will not be reported in the newsletters.

The newsletters will also include some regulatory news highlighted by ANSES each month [...]

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