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Consultation on stopping EU export of banned chemicals (including pesticides)

Published by AGRINFO on ; Revised

Summary

The EU is considering whether new measures are needed in relation to the export of hazardous chemicals, including pesticides. Although certain chemicals are not authorised for use in the EU, they can be manufactured in the EU and exported to non-EU countries. The EU is now reconsidering this, and whether the current approach is aligned with its overall strategy on chemicals and green ambitions. It has launched a consultation (Call for evidence), open to all stakeholders, as part of an impact assessment on possible measures. A specific questionnaire has been issued for non-EU stakeholders.