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Mepanipyrim: non-renewal of EU approval

Published by AGRINFO on ; Revised

Summary

The European Commission has informed the World Trade Organization Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (WTO SPS) Committee that it does not intend to renew approval of the active substance mepanipyrim (G/SPS/N/EU/705). This is due to concerns about long-term risks for wild mammals, and the substance’s endocrine disrupting properties for humans and mammals. This will oblige EU Member States to ban the use of products containing mepanipyrim. The non-renewal is expected to lead to a reduction in mepanipyrim maximum residue levels (MRLs) to 0.01–0.05 mg/kg on all products in 2025. This decision could have an impact on exports of certain fruit and vegetable products.