Newsletter - No.5 - May 2016
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Dear readers,

This month was marked in Europe by the publications of 2 major documents: one on semiochmicals and the other on renewal according to Article 43.

In France, new entries were added to the list of biocontrol products, a new indicator was presented for Ecophyto II National Plan, a memo was published on  resistance to fungicides for vineyards, a simplified procedure for the authorisation of biostimulant substances was implemented and a new form was released for the declaration of Officially Recognised Trials.

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.

Lynxee consulting's Team
Events to come

Events to come

Karine Mavet and Emilie Vianay will attend the following conferences:
- Informa, AgChem forum: European conference on the regulation of agrochemical, biocontrol and biostimulant products on 06-08 September 2016 in Nice (France),
- AFPP, 4e conférence JEVI: Conference on Amenity areas in France on 19-20 October 2016 in Toulouse (France),
- AFPP, Conférence Columa: Conference on Herbicides in France on 06-08 December 2016 in Dijon (France).
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EUROPE: The new Guidance Document on semiochemicals is available


EFSA has published a new Guidance Document on “Semiochemical active substances and plant protection products” (SANTE/12815/2014 rev. 5.2, May 2016).
This guidance document has been built on existing OECD-12 Guidance Document and experience gained since then, especially during the peer review of SCLPs (Straight Chain Lepidopteran Pheromones).
Amongst others, a calculation method to estimate natural exposure levels of semiochemicals is given. This value can then [...]

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION: Questions and Answers for renewal according to Article 43

The European Commission has published a list of questions and answers that has been conceived as a clarification note of the Commission Services to the Guidance Document on the Renewal of Authorisations according to Article 43 of Regulation (EC) No.1107/2009 (SANCO/2010/13170 rev. 13, 14 July 2015). 
Several key issues are covered [...]

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FRANCE: New entries into the list of biocontrol products benefiting from a reduced tax on sales

The Note DGAL/SDQPV/2016-427 of 20 May 2016  from the French Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry adds new biocontrol products to the list [...]

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FRANCE: Ecophyto II, a new follow-up indicator

During the Strategic Orientation Committee (COS) of Ecophyto, a new composite indicator was introduced. It includes four components: research and innovation, advising and development, agro-ecological diagnosis, follow-up of the quantity used. It will complement the basket of indicators that already included [...]

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FRANCE: National memo on resistance of fungicides for vineyards

A new National memo on resistance has been published: 2016 Fungicides for Vineyards Memo (in French).

This note, co-written by representative from the French Ministry of Agriculture, ANSES, INRA, Champagne Committee, Wine French Institute (IFV) and the Chamber of Agriculture presents [...]

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FRANCE: Authorisation of natural biostimulant substances

The French decree concerning the authorisation process of natural substances used as biostimulants was published on April 30, implementing the French law for the future of agriculture of 13 October 2014 (Article 50).

Simplified authorisation process

Natural biostimulant substances are authorised provided they are part of a list published by an order of the Ministry of Agriculture. [...]

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FRANCE: New form for the declaration of Officially Recognised Trials

In France, this new form to be sent to ANSES replaces Coleor portal that served to date for the declaration of Officially Recognised Trials.
This form meets the requirements of [...]

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