Phytosanitary products (customs tariff heading 3808)
Amendment of Annex 1 to the Ordinance on phytosanitary products (OPPh)
The Ordinance on phytosanitary products (RS 916.161, OPPh) was notified in document G/SPS/N/CHE/82 of 19 December 2019. The OPPh establishes conditions for the placing on the market of phytosanitary products. Annex 1 to the OPPh contains a list of active substances that may be used as phytosanitary products in Switzerland. A new substance is included in this Annex if, once the application accompanying the request has been examined, it meets the conditions established in Article 5. The following amendment of the OPPh includes one safener (cyprosulfamide) and eight macroorganisms (Anagyrus vladimiri, Anastatus bifasciatus, Cephalonomia tarsalis, Encarsia citrina, Exochomus quadripustulatus, Heterorhabditis downesi, Pronematus ubiquitus, Sphaerophoria rueppellii) into the Annex 1. One macroorganism (Heterorhabditis sp) is deleted for formal reasons. For several active ingredients (paraffin oil, copper, fish oil), formal changes (such as the deletion of obsolete variants that no longer exist) are made. For the active substance fish oil, the classification "low-risk substance" is also added. These formal adjustments are in alignement with EU decisions and regulations. Details are stipulated in the attached draft document.