Mar. 9, 2018
The European Commission has drafted a proposal concerning the non-renewal of approval of the active substance thiram in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009.
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 may be taken on MRLs. Any subsequent action on MRLs will be subject to notification under the SPS procedure.
According to the draft, member states must withdraw existing plant protection products containing thiram at the latest by 6 months from the date of entry into force. A period of grace in line with Article 46 of Regulation 1107/2009 is allowed for and shall expire at the latest 15 months from the entry into force. Furthermore, a transitional period for placing on the market and use of seeds treated with thiram is provided for (for a period of 15 months from the date of entry into force).
The proposed date to adopt this proposal is June 2018, and the proposed date of entry into force will be 20 days following publication in the Official Journal of the EU. Public comments for this draft will be open for 60 days from notification.