Mar. 7, 2019
The European Commission has proposed not to renew the approval of the active substance thiophanate-methyl. Thiophanate-methyl is a member of the benzimidazole group of fungicides. It is a broadspectrum systemic fungicide with protective and curative action, and is absorbed by the roots and leaves. It is effective against a wide range of fungal diseases in a number of crops.
According to the Commission, EU member states shall withdraw authorisations for products containing thiophanate-methyl as active substance by 6 months at the latest from the date of this regulation entry into force. Any grace period granted by member states shall expire by 12 months at the latest.
The final date for comments is April 30, 2019.