EU, Approval of the Active Substances: Clothianidin, Imidacloprid and Thiamethoxam

June 15, 2017
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On August 04, 2017 the WTO issued a notification on the amendment of “Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011” about the conditions of approval of the active substances clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam. Existing authorisations for plant protection products containing clothianidin, imidacloprid or thiamethoxam will be amended or withdrawn from the market. According to the EU, the use of these neonicotinoids, including seed treatments, should be limited to permanent greenhouses where the crop stays its entire life cycle within the greenhouse and is thus not replanted outside. A summary is available here.