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Candidates for substitution

The European Commission has published a draft list of 77 pesticide active substances that are identified as candidates for substitution when assessed against the criteria set out in Regulation 1107/2009.  Plant protection products containing these active substances will be subject to comparative assessment to determine whether they can substituted. Comparative assessment has to be applied to applications for authorisation of plant protection products containing these substances that are submitted from 1 August 2015. The current listing will not affect ongoing applications, but only new applications submitted from 1 August 2015.

There is a question and answer document on the European Commission website that can be accessed via the following link:

For more information on candidates for substitution, comparative assessment or on any other regulatory issues, please contact JSC on +44 (0)1423 520245,

Published 2nd February 2015
Categories Agrochemicals, Links, News
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