France Announced Follow-up Measures for Banned Co-formulants in Plant Protection Products

France Announced Follow-up Measures for Banned Co-formulants in Plant Protection ProductsOn March 24, 2021, French pesticide authority ANSES published the follow-up measures for the list of co-formulants banned in plant protection products (PPP), an amendment to Annex III of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 which was published on March 3. Affecting applicants and authorization holders are required to apply for a non-significant change of composition to maintain the authorization process or existing authorization.

For ongoing authorization applications for products containing banned formulants submitted before March 24, 2021, the applicants need to apply for a non-significant change of composition before September 24, otherwise, the authorization will not be granted.

All holders of existing product authorization will be required to fill in the table of banned co-formulants and send it to ANSES by May 31, indicating whether to apply for the non-significant change of composition. If the holder plans to apply for the composition change, the application should be submitted before March 24, 2022, or else the authorization will be withdrawn. If the composition change was evaluated positive, an authorization modification will be issued.

The withdrawn products will have a maximum of 3 months to be sold or distributed on the market and additional 9 months to be disposed, stored and used.

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ANSES’s Note(in French)

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