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Maximum residue levels for acrinathrin

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Pesticides MRLs

Summary

On 13 June 2023, the European Commission notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of a draft Regulation to reduce the maximum residue levels for acrinathrin (G/SPS/N/EU/642). The limit of determination (LOD, the lowest level that can be detected using the most modern and reliable analytical methods) on some products will be lowered from 0.02 to 0.01 mg/kg. There are implications for exporters of fruits, fungi, oilseeds, sugar plants and vegetables.

Recommended Actions

Competent authorities of non-EU countries that are WTO members may comment on the EU proposal by emailing the EU SPS Enquiry Point until 12 August 2023.

Timeline

Expected adoption date: 19 January 2024.

Expected entry into force: 19 February 2024.

The new MRLs will apply from approximately 8 September 2024 – the precise date will be known once the Regulation is published.

Maximum residue levels for acrinathrin

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EU proposes to reduce the LOD for acrinathrin on fruits, nuts, vegetables, oilseeds and oil fruits, fungi and sugar plants. WTO consultation

Draft Commission Regulation amending Annexes II and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for (Z)-13-hexadecen-11-yn-1-yl acetate, (Z,Z,Z,Z)-7,13,16,19-docosatetraen-1-yl isoburyrate, acrinathrin, azimsulfuron, famoxadone, methyl nonyl ketone, prochloraz and sodium hypochlorite in or on certain products

Update

On 13 June 2023, the European Commission notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of a draft Regulation to reduce the maximum residue levels for acrinathrin (G/SPS/N/EU/642). The limit of determination (LOD, the lowest level that can be detected using the most modern and reliable analytical methods) on some products will be lowered from 0.02 to 0.01 mg/kg. There are implications for exporters of fruits, fungi, oilseeds, sugar plants and vegetables.

Impacted Products

sugar beet, sugar cane, chicory roots, oilseeds, oil fruits, fungi, fruits, nuts, vegetables

What is changing?

The European Commission proposes to lower the LOD for acrinathrin on certain products from 0.02 to 0.01 mg/kg.

Why?

Since 31 December 2021, acrinathrin is no longer permitted for use in the EU. The existing MRLs set for this substance have therefore been deleted and set to the LOD.

Timeline

Expected adoption date: 19 January 2024.

Expected entry into force: 19 February 2024.

The new MRLs will apply from approximately 8 September 2024 – the precise date will be known once the Regulation is published.

Recommended Actions

Competent authorities of non-EU countries that are WTO members may comment on the EU proposal by emailing the EU SPS Enquiry Point until 12 August 2023.

Background

MRLs are set in accordance with the rules set out in Regulation 396/2005. For information on current MRLs for other substances, please consult the EU Pesticide Residues database.

Sources

Draft Commission Regulation amending Annexes II and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for (Z)-13-hexadecen-11-yn-1-yl acetate, (Z,Z,Z,Z)-7,13,16,19-docosatetraen-1-yl isoburyrate, acrinathrin, azimsulfuron, famoxadone, methyl nonyl ketone, prochloraz and sodium hypochlorite in or on certain products


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