Draft Commission Implementing Regulation concerning the non-renewal of approval of the active substance picoxystrobin, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market, and amending the Annex to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 (5 pages, in English)
This draft Commission Implementing Regulation provides that the approval of the active substance picoxystrobin is not renewed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. Existing authorised plant protection products containing picoxystrobin will be withdrawn from the market. The non-approval is based on the first evaluation of the substance for use as a pesticide active substance in the EU under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. The substance was formerly approved under Directive 91/414/ EEC.
This decision only concerns the placing on the market of this substance and does not affect the Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for residues of the concerned pesticide. However, following non-approval, separate action will be taken to lower MRLs to the limit of quantification (LOQ) . A separate notification will be made in accordance with SPS procedures in relation to action taken on MRLs.