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EU approval will not be renewed for six key PPPs

Key points

EU approval will not be renewed for six PPPs that are important to ACP horticulture :



– thiophanate methyl



– mancozeb



– imidacloprid



– zeta-cypermethrin



– haloxyfop-p



– pencycuron

How will ACP producers/exporters be affected?

Non-renewal means that these PPPs can no longer be legally used within EU countries. But it also has an impact on ACP growers – the EU maximum residue levels (MRLs) will be reduced to the limit of determination (LoD), which in most cases means that they can no longer be used on crops for export to the EU.

What should ACP producers/exporters do now?

If you use these PPPs, start looking for alternatives as soon as possible.



If you have any major concern about these changes, and fear that you will be left without an effective and available alternative, please contact COLEACP at: network@coleacp.org.



COLEACP will keep you informed as soon as more information becomes available.

 

The European Commission (EC) has recently issued notifications of changes to plant protection product (PPP) approvals within the European Union (EU). Approval will not be renewed for six PPPs that are important to ACP horticulture: thiophanate methyl, mancozeb, imidacloprid, zeta-cypermethrin, haloxyfop-p and pencycuron.



This news also summarises all PPP approval changes introduced to date in 2020.

 

Thiophanate-methyl

Thiophanate-methyl is a systemic fungicide with protective and curative activity against a broad spectrum of diseases in fruit, vegetables and other crops.



On 16 October 2020, the EC published Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1498. The approval of thiophanate-methyl is not renewed. Authorisation was withdrawn in the EU on 19 October 2020 and will be withdrawn for use in individual EU Member States, following a grace period for transition, by 19 October 2021.

Mancozeb

Mancozeb is a commonly used fungicide for control of a wide range of pathogens including blights, leaf spots, scabs and rusts on crops.



On 17 April 2020, the EC notified the World Trade Organization of its decision not to renew the approval of mancozeb. The 60-day commenting period is now over.



On 23 October 2020, EU Member States voted in favour of the non-renewal1. The Adopted Regulation should be published in the Official Journal of the European Union in December 2020, with details on the transitional measures and grace period (6 months).



Because the MRLs for mancozeb are grouped with those for all dithiocarbamates, which are currently under review, the MRLs cannot be lowered individually for mancozeb without affecting other substances in the dithiocarbamate group. COLEACP predicts that they are not likely to be lowered before the end of 2021. However, this is not definite and the situation may change. Updated information will be issued as soon as it becomes available.



More details on mancozeb are available in this technical brochure.

Imidacloprid, zeta-cypermethrin, haloxyfop-p and pencycuron

 

  • Imidacloprid is an insecticide used to control sucking and soil insects.
  • Zeta-cypermethrin is an insecticide used to control beetles, aphids and Lepidoptera in a range of crops.
  • Haloxyfop-p is a post-emergence herbicide used to control annual and perennial grass weeds (and also a pesticide transformation product).
  • Pencycuron is a fungicide used mainly to control diseases caused by Rhizoctonia solani and Pellicularia on a range of crops.

The EC had extended the approval periods for a range of substances, including calcium phosphide, denathonium benzoate, haloxyfop-P, imidacloprid, pencycuron and zeta-cypermethrin, to allow sufficient time for their reassessment. However, the PPP manufacturers involved have recently confirmed that they no longer support the renewal of approval for these active substances. As a result, the extensions of the approval periods are no longer justified.



On 6 November 2020 the EC published Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1643 setting the dates for the expiration of approval of:

  • Imidacloprid: 1 December 2020
  • Zeta-cypermethrin: 1 December 2020
  • Haloxyfop-p: 31 December 2020
  • Pencycuron: 31 May 2021

It is expected that the EC will lower the MRLs of these substances at the end of the maximum grace period (18 months). However, this is not definite, and the situation may change. Updated information will be issued as soon as it becomes available.




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 In particular, it was concluded that mancozeb has been classified as toxic for reproduction (category 1B), and criteria to identify endocrine disrupting properties are met for humans, and most likely for non-target organisms.

 

Other PPP status changes introduced in October 2020

Table 1 presents the list of all changes to PPP approvals introduced in Commission Implementing Regulations in October 2020.



Table 1 PPP status changes introduced in October 2020


Active substanceKey substances for ACP countriesRegulationStatusDate into forcePublicationLink
Amidosulfuron Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
Bifenox Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
Chlorotoluron Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
ClofentezineXRegulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
Clomazone Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
CypermethrinXRegulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
Daminozide Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
DeltamethrinXRegulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
Dicamba Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
DifenoconazoleXRegulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
Diflufenican Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
fenoxaprop-P Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
FenpropidinXRegulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
fludioxonilXRegulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
flufenacet Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
fosthiazateXRegulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
indoxacarbXRegulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
lenacil Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
MCPA Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
MCPB Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
nicosulfuron Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
paraffin oils Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
picloram Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
prosulfocarb Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
sulphurXRegulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
triflusulfuron Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
tritosulfuron Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
thiophanate-methylXRegulation (EU) 2020/1498non-renewal19/04/202116/10/2020link

 

All PPP status changes introduced to-date in 2020

Table 2 presents a review of PPP status changes since the beginning of 2020. If you require additional information, or face particular problems as a result of these changes, please contact COLEACP at: network@coleacp.org.



Table 2 Changes to PPP approvals introduced in Commission Implementing Regulations since the beginning of 2020

Active substanceKey substances for ACP countriesRegulationStatusDate into forcePublicationLink
thiaclopridXRegulation (EU) 2020/23non-renewal03/02/202013/01/2020link
Bacillus subtilis (Cohn 1872) strain QST 713XRegulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. Aizawai strains ABTS-1857 and GC-91XRegulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. Israeliensis (serotype H-14) strain AM65-52XRegulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. Kurstaki strains ABTS 351, PB 54, SA 11, SA12 and EG 2348XRegulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
Beauveria bassiana strains ATCC 74040 and GHAXRegulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
clodinafopRegulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
clopyralidRegulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
Cydia pomonella Granulovirus (CpGV)Regulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
cyprodinilXRegulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
dichlorprop-PRegulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
fenpyroximateRegulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
fosetyl-aluminiumXRegulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
Lecanicillium muscarium (formerly ‘Verticillium lecanii’) strain Ve6Regulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
mepanipyrimRegulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
Metarhizium anisopliae (var. anisopliae) strain BIPESCO 5/F52Regulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
metconazoleXRegulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
metrafenoneRegulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
Phlebiopsis gigantea strains FOC PG 410.3, VRA 1835 and VRA 1984Regulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
pirimicarbXRegulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
Pseudomonas chlororaphis strain MA342Regulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
pyrimethanilXRegulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
Pythium oligandrum M1Regulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
rimsulfuronRegulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
spinosadXRegulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
Streptomyces K61 (formerly ‘S. griseoviridis’)Regulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
Trichoderma asperellum (formerly ‘T. harzianum’) strains ICC012, T25 and TV1XRegulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
Trichoderma atroviride (formerly ‘T. harzianum’) strains IMI 206040 and T11XRegulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
Trichoderma gamsii (formerly ‘T. viride’) strain ICC080Regulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
Trichoderma harzianum strains T-22 and ITEM 908XRegulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
triclopyrRegulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
trinexapacRegulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
triticonazoleRegulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
ziramRegulation (EU) 2020/421extension of approval period08/04/202018/03/2020link
metalaxyl-MXRegulation (EU) 2020/617renewal of approval of the active substance01/06/202105/05/2020link
ForamsulfuronRegulation (EU) 2020/616renewal of approval of the active substance01/06/202005/05/2020link
Propolis extractRegulation (EU) 2020/640non-approval03/06/202013/05/2020link
L-cysteineRegulation (EU) 2020/642approval03/06/202013/05/2020link
Saponaria officinalis L. rootsRegulation (EU) 2020/643non-approval03/06/202013/05/2020link
Lavandulyl senecioateRegulation (EU) 2020/646approval03/06/202013/05/2020link
benalaxylXRegulation (EU) 2020/869extension of approval period26/06/202025/06/2020link
benthiavalicarbRegulation (EU) 2020/869extension of approval period26/06/202025/06/2020link
bifenazateRegulation (EU) 2020/869extension of approval period26/06/202025/06/2020link
boscalidXRegulation (EU) 2020/869extension of approval period26/06/202025/06/2020link
bromoxynilRegulation (EU) 2020/869extension of approval period26/06/202025/06/2020link
captanXRegulation (EU) 2020/869extension of approval period26/06/202025/06/2020link
cyazofamidRegulation (EU) 2020/869extension of approval period26/06/202025/06/2020link
dimethomorphXRegulation (EU) 2020/869extension of approval period26/06/202025/06/2020link
ethephonXRegulation (EU) 2020/869extension of approval period26/06/202025/06/2020link
etoxazoleRegulation (EU) 2020/869extension of approval period26/06/202025/06/2020link
famoxadoneXRegulation (EU) 2020/869extension of approval period26/06/202025/06/2020link
fenamiphosXRegulation (EU) 2020/869extension of approval period26/06/202025/06/2020link
flumioxazineRegulation (EU) 2020/869extension of approval period26/06/202025/06/2020link
fluoxastrobinXRegulation (EU) 2020/869extension of approval period26/06/202025/06/2020link
folpetXRegulation (EU) 2020/869extension of approval period26/06/202025/06/2020link
formetanateRegulation (EU) 2020/869extension of approval period26/06/202025/06/2020link
metribuzinRegulation (EU) 2020/869extension of approval period26/06/202025/06/2020link
Paecilomyces lilacinus strain 251Regulation (EU) 2020/869extension of approval period26/06/202025/06/2020link
phenmediphamRegulation (EU) 2020/869extension of approval period26/06/202025/06/2020link
phosmetRegulation (EU) 2020/869extension of approval period26/06/202025/06/2020link
pirimiphos-methylXRegulation (EU) 2020/869extension of approval period26/06/202025/06/2020link
propamocarbRegulation (EU) 2020/869extension of approval period26/06/202025/06/2020link
prothioconazoleRegulation (EU) 2020/869extension of approval period26/06/202025/06/2020link
S-metolachlorRegulation (EU) 2020/869extension of approval period26/06/202025/06/2020link
beta-cyfluthrinXRegulation (EU) 2020/892non-renewal20/07/202030/06/2020link
pyriproxyfenXRegulation (EU) 2020/968renewal of approval of the active substance01/08/202003/07/2020link
cow milkRegulation (EU) 2020/1004approval31/07/202010/07/2020link
Phlebiopsis gigantea strain VRA 1835Regulation (EU) 2020/1003renewal of approval of the active substance01/09/202010/07/2020link
Phlebiopsis gigantea strain VRA 1984Regulation (EU) 2020/1003renewal of approval of the active substance01/09/202010/07/2020link
Phlebiopsis gigantea strain FOC PG 410.3Regulation (EU) 2020/1003renewal of approval of the active substance01/09/202010/07/2020link
ferric pyrophosphateRegulation (EU) 2020/1018approval as low risk substance25/07/202014/07/2020link
aluminium ammonium sulphateRegulation (EU) 2020/1160extension of approval period06/08/202006/08/2020link
aluminium silicateXRegulation (EU) 2020/1160extension of approval period06/08/202006/08/2020link
blood mealRegulation (EU) 2020/1160extension of approval period06/08/202006/08/2020link
calcium carbonateRegulation (EU) 2020/1160extension of approval period06/08/202006/08/2020link
carbon dioxideRegulation (EU) 2020/1160extension of approval period06/08/202006/08/2020link
extract from tea treeRegulation (EU) 2020/1160extension of approval period06/08/202006/08/2020link
fat distillation residuesRegulation (EU) 2020/1160extension of approval period06/08/202006/08/2020link
fatty acids C7 to C20Regulation (EU) 2020/1160extension of approval period06/08/202006/08/2020link
garlic extractRegulation (EU) 2020/1160extension of approval period06/08/202006/08/2020link
gibberellic acidRegulation (EU) 2020/1160extension of approval period06/08/202006/08/2020link
gibberellinsRegulation (EU) 2020/1160extension of approval period06/08/202006/08/2020link
hydrolysed proteinsXRegulation (EU) 2020/1160extension of approval period06/08/202006/08/2020link
iron sulphateRegulation (EU) 2020/1160extension of approval period06/08/202006/08/2020link
kieselgur (diatomaceous earth)Regulation (EU) 2020/1160extension of approval period06/08/202006/08/2020link
plant oils/rape seed oilRegulation (EU) 2020/1160extension of approval period06/08/202006/08/2020link
potassium hydrogen carbonateRegulation (EU) 2020/1160extension of approval period06/08/202006/08/2020link
quartz sandRegulation (EU) 2020/1160extension of approval period06/08/202006/08/2020link
fish oilRegulation (EU) 2020/1160extension of approval period06/08/202006/08/2020link
repellents by smell of animal or plant origin/sheep fatRegulation (EU) 2020/1160extension of approval period06/08/202006/08/2020link
Straight Chain Lepidopteran PheromonesRegulation (EU) 2020/1160extension of approval period06/08/202006/08/2020link
tebuconazoleXRegulation (EU) 2020/1160extension of approval period06/08/202006/08/2020link
ureaRegulation (EU) 2020/1160extension of approval period06/08/202006/08/2020link
fenamiphosXRegulation (EU) 2020/1246non-renewal23/09/202002/09/2020link
sodium hydrogen carbonateRegulation (EU) 2020/1263approval02/10/202011/09/2020link
bromoxynilRegulation (EU) 2020/1276non-renewal17/09/202014/09/2020link
benalaxylXRegulation (EU) 2020/1280non-renewal06/10/202015/09/2020link
ethametsulfuron-methylRegulation (EU) 2020/1281non-approval06/10/202015/09/2020link
azadirachtinXRegulation (EU) 2020/1293approval07/10/202016/09/2020link
bromoxynilCorrigendum to Regulation (EU) 2020/1276non-renewal16/09/202016/09/2020link
carbetamideRegulation (EU) 2020/1295candidate for substitution08/10/202017/09/2020link
emamectinXRegulation (EU) 2020/1295candidate for substitution08/10/202017/09/2020link
flurochloridoneRegulation (EU) 2020/1295candidate for substitution08/10/202017/09/2020link
gamma-cyhalothrinXRegulation (EU) 2020/1295candidate for substitution08/10/202017/09/2020link
halosulfuron‐methylRegulation (EU) 2020/1295candidate for substitution08/10/202017/09/2020link
ipconazoleRegulation (EU) 2020/1295candidate for substitution08/10/202017/09/2020link
tembotrioneRegulation (EU) 2020/1295candidate for substitution08/10/202017/09/2020link
amidosulfuron Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
bifenox Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
chlorotoluron Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
clofentezineXRegulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
clomazone Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
cypermethrinXRegulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
daminozide Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
deltamethrinXRegulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
dicamba Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
difenoconazoleXRegulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
diflufenican Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
fenoxaprop-P Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
fenpropidinXRegulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
fludioxonilXRegulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
flufenacet Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
fosthiazateXRegulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
indoxacarbXRegulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
lenacil Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
MCPA Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
MCPB Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
nicosulfuron Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
paraffin oils Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
picloram Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
prosulfocarb Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
sulphurXRegulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
triflusulfuron Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
tritosulfuron Regulation (EU) 2020/1511extension of approval period20/10/202019/10/2020link
thiophanate-methylXRegulation (EU) 2020/1498non-renewal19/04/202116/10/2020link

 



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