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EU MRL changes

This news provides updates on recent changes to EU maximum residue limits (MRLs) for plant protection products (PPPs).



Where an MRL has been lowered, it is important for growers using the PPP to make any necessary adjustments in good time to ensure continued compliance with EU regulations. This may mean adapting production practices (good agricultural practices, GAP) or using alternative control methods.



This news also includes a complete list of the MRL changes introduced so far in 2020.



If you require additional information, or face particular problems as a result of these changes, please contact COLEACP at:

Lowering of MRLs for chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl

As announced in a FlashInfo on 11 August 2020, the new MRLs for chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl will come into force on 13 November 2020 (Regulation (EC) 2020/1085 and Corrigendum); this means, in effect, that they can no longer be used after this date.



Operators in ACP countries that use these PPPs must take note of the change, and ensure that they find alternative control methods in good time. If you require further information, please contact COLEACP at: network@coleacp.org.

New MRL changes

On 28 October 2020, the EC published two new regulations setting new MRLs:

MRL changes affecting key horticultural export crops in ACP countries are presented in Table 1. To see details on all changes, please consult the full text of the regulations using the links provided above.



Table 1 EU MRL changes affecting key export crops in ACP countries


Crop Active substance Applies from Previous EU MRL New EU MRL
Courgette bupirimate 17/05/21 3 2
Grapefruit bupirimate 17/05/21 0.05* 0.01*
Lemons bupirimate 17/05/21 0.05* 0.01*
Limes bupirimate 17/05/21 0.05* 0.01*
Mandarins bupirimate 17/05/21 0.05* 0.01*
Melon bupirimate 17/05/21 0.3 0.3
Oranges bupirimate 17/05/21 0.05* 0.01*
Other citrus bupirimate 17/05/21 0.05* 0.01*
Pepper bupirimate 17/05/21 2 0.02*
Pumpkins bupirimate 17/05/21 0.3 0.02*
Watermelon bupirimate 17/05/21 0.3 0.3
Oil palms fruits chlorantraniliprole 18/11/20 0.01* 0.8
Rhubarbs cyprodinil 18/11/20 0.02* 2
Kkohlrabies mandipropamid 18/11/20 0.01* 0.1
Herbs and edible flowers mandipropamid 18/11/20 25 30
Tree nuts pyridaben 18/11/20 0.01* 0.05
Sweet peppers/bell peppers pyridaben 18/11/20 0.01* 0.3

(*) limit of determination



Legend :

  Higher MRL
  Lower MRL

 

EFSA decisions on Bacillus thuringiensis

After review of the pesticide risk assessment of Bacillus thuringiensis, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has decided not to include three strains in Annex IV of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 (Bacillus thuringiensis ssp. aizawai strain ABTS-1857, Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki strain SA‐11, Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki strain SA‐12). This means that MRLs will need to be set for these Bacillus strains. The review process and date of publication of the new MRLs are not yet known. COLEACP will keep you informed as soon as more details become available.

All MRL changes introduced to date in 2020

Table 2 presents a review of EU MRL 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 EU MRL changes since the beginning of 2020


Active substance Key substance for ACP countries Regulation Publication Applicable from Link
bispyribac   Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/973 14/06/2019 04/01/2020 link
denatonium benzoate   Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/973 14/06/2019 04/01/2020 link
fenoxycarb   Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/973 14/06/2019 04/01/2020 link
flurochloridone   Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/973 14/06/2019 04/01/2020 link
quizalofop-P-ethyl   Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/973 14/06/2019 04/01/2020 link
quizalofop-P-tefuryl   Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/973 14/06/2019 04/01/2020 link
propaquizafop   Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/973 14/06/2019 04/01/2020 link
tebufenozide X Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/973 14/06/2019 04/01/2020 link
2,5-dichlorobenzoic acid methylester   Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1176 10/07/2019 31/01/2020 link
mandipropamid X Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1176 10/07/2019 31/01/2020 link
profoxydim   Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1176 10/07/2019 31/01/2020 link
cyflufenamid   Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1559 16/09/2019 07/04/2020 link
fenbuconazole   Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1560 16/09/2019 07/04/2020 link
fluquinconazole   Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1561 16/09/2019 07/04/2020 link
tembotrione   Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1562 16/09/2019 07/04/2020 link
imazalil X Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1582 25/09/2019 16/04/2020 link
amitrole   Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1792 17/10/2019 18/05/2020 link
fipronil X Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1792 17/10/2019 18/05/2020 link
flupyrsulfuron-methyl   Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1792 17/10/2019 18/05/2020 link
imazosulfuron   Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1792 17/10/2019 18/05/2020 link
isoproturon   Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1792 17/10/2019 18/05/2020 link
orthosulfamuron   Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1792 17/10/2019 18/05/2020 link
triasulfuron   Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1792 17/10/2019 18/05/2020 link
dimethoate X Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/703 16/10/2020 27/05/2020 link
omethoate   Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/703 16/10/2020 27/05/2020 link
myclobutanil X Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/770 12/06/2020 02/01/2021 link
napropamide   Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/770 12/06/2020 02/01/2021 link
sintofen   Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/770 12/06/2020 02/01/2021 link
chromafenozide X Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/785 16/06/2020 06/01/2021 link
pencycuron X Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/785 16/06/2020 06/01/2021 link
fluometuron   Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/785 16/06/2020 06/01/2021 link
sedaxane   Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/785 16/06/2020 06/01/2021 link
tau-fluvalinate   Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/785 16/06/2020 06/01/2021 link
triazoxide   Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/785 16/06/2020 06/01/2021 link
cyantraniliprole   Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/856 19/06/2020 09/07/2020 link
cyprodinil X Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/856 19/06/2020 09/07/2020 link
mandipropamid X Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/856 19/06/2020 09/07/2020 link
cyazofamid   Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/856 19/06/2020 09/07/2020 link
fenpyroximate   Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/856 19/06/2020 09/07/2020 link
propamocarb   Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/856 19/06/2020 09/07/2020 link
fludioxonil X Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/856 19/06/2020 09/07/2020 link
pyraclostrobin X Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/856 19/06/2020 09/07/2020 link
fluxapyroxad   Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/856 19/06/2020 09/07/2020 link
pyriofenone   Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/856 19/06/2020 09/07/2020 link
imazalil X Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/856 19/06/2020 09/07/2020 link
pyriproxyfen X Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/856 19/06/2020 09/07/2020 link
spinetoram X Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/856 19/06/2020 09/07/2020 link
isofetamid   Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/856 19/06/2020 09/07/2020 link
kresoxim-methyl X Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/856 19/06/2020 09/07/2020 link
lufenuron X Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/856 19/06/2020 09/07/2020 link
bupirimate X Commission Regulation  (EU) 2020/1566 28/10/2020 17/05/2021 link
carfentrazone-ethyl   Commission Regulation  (EU) 2020/1566 28/10/2020 17/05/2021 link
ethirimol   Commission Regulation  (EU) 2020/1566 28/10/2020 17/05/2021 link
pyriofenone   Commission Regulation  (EU) 2020/1566 28/10/2020 17/05/2021 link
1,4‐diaminobutane   Commission Regulation  (EU) 2020/1565 28/10/2020 18/11/2020 link
1-methylcyclopropene   Commission Regulation  (EU) 2020/1565 28/10/2020 18/11/2020 link
ammonium acetate   Commission Regulation  (EU) 2020/1565 28/10/2020 18/11/2020 link
bifenazate   Commission Regulation  (EU) 2020/1565 28/10/2020 18/11/2020 link
chlorantraniliprole X Commission Regulation  (EU) 2020/1565 28/10/2020 18/11/2020 link
chlormequat   Commission Regulation  (EU) 2020/1565 28/10/2020 18/11/2020 link
cyprodinil X Commission Regulation  (EU) 2020/1565 28/10/2020 18/11/2020 link
limestone   Commission Regulation  (EU) 2020/1565 28/10/2020 18/11/2020 link
mandipropamid X Commission Regulation  (EU) 2020/1565 28/10/2020 18/11/2020 link
pepper   Commission Regulation  (EU) 2020/1565 28/10/2020 18/11/2020 link
pyridaben X Commission Regulation  (EU) 2020/1565 28/10/2020 18/11/2020 link
repellants: blood meal   Commission Regulation  (EU) 2020/1565 28/10/2020 18/11/2020 link
seaweed extracts   Commission Regulation  (EU) 2020/1565 28/10/2020 18/11/2020 link
trimethylamine hydrochloride   Commission Regulation  (EU) 2020/1565 28/10/2020 18/11/2020 link

 



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