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THE LATEST ON EU AGRI-FOOD POLICIES IMPACTING LOW- AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES

Latest pesticide non-renewals, withdrawals, restrictions, and non-approvals (2024)

Published by AGRINFO on ; Revised

Summary

This report summarises recent EU decisions not to renew, or to withdraw, approvals for certain pesticide active substances. While these decisions primarily affect EU producers, they will probably be followed by legislation to reduce the maximum residue levels (MRLs) to 0.01 mg/kg or the limit of determination (LOD – the lowest level that can be detected using the most modern and reliable analytical methods). These decisions therefore provide an early indication of upcoming MRL changes, and the likely need to look for alternative solutions on crops for export to the EU.

This report also includes EU non-approval decisions. These are relevant to producers in exporting countries where these substances may be used locally. In such cases a default MRL of 0.01 mg/kg will be maintained.