PESTICIDES-NOTES ON THE USE OF CHLORPYRIFOS AND CHLORPYRIFOS-METHYL

<http://info.coleacp.org/trk/87912/5216/300150402/20352/1701/b9864722/>

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING USE OF CHLORPYRIFOS AND
CHLORPYRIFOS-METHYL*

*This flash info provides updates on regulatory changes regarding active
substances approval and associated MRL changes in the European Union and
urgent actions to be taken.*

Chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl are broad spectrum organophosphorus
insecticides and acaricides used to control soil and foliage pests.
Examples of pests controlled and applications are provided bellow.

*Chlorpyrifos* *Chlorpyrifos-methyl*
*Example of application* Fruit including apples, pears, grapes, pineapples,
bananas, strawberries, mango; Tomatoes; Vegetables including carrots,
cabbages, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts Fruit including apples, pears,
grapes, pineapples, bananas, strawberries, mango; Tomatoes; Vegetables
including carrots, cabbages, cauliflower

*Non-renewal of the approval of chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl in the
European Union*

On December 6 2019, the European Commission decided not to renew the
authorization of both active substances chlorpyrifos and
chlorpyrifos-methyl.
Links to Commission Implementing Regulations concerning the *non-renewal*
of the approval of the active substances are provided bellow.

In the EU, Member States will withdraw authorizations for plant protection
products containing chlorpyrifos by 16 February 2020. Disposal, storage,
placing on the market and use of existing stocks within the EU will be
banned by 16 April 2020.

*Change of Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs)*

Following non-renewal of EU authorizations, a vote on the MRL change will
take place on 17-18 February 2020. *MRLs for chlorpyrifos and
chlorpyrifos-methyl will be lowered to the limit of determination: 0.01
mg/kg*.

The exact date of entry into force is not confirmed yet but the MRL change
is expected to enter into force in September-October 2020. COLEACP will
inform you as soon as possible.

Considering the wide range of applications, *users of these two active
substances are advised to start looking for alternatives as soon as
possible*. Should you encounter any specific issues regarding this matter,
please contact COLEACP at: network@coleacp.org.

*For more details*

– COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/18 of 10 January 2020
concerning the non-renewal of the approval of the active substance
chlorpyrifos
<http://info.coleacp.org/trk/87914/5216/300150402/20352/1701/b9864722/>

– COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/17 of 10 January 2020
concerning the non-renewal of the approval of the active substance
chlorpyrifos-methyl
<http://info.coleacp.org/trk/87915/5216/300150402/20352/1701/b9864722/>

– Draft Regulation amending Annexes II and V to Regulation (EC) No
396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum
residue levels for chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl in or on certain
products
<http://info.coleacp.org/trk/87916/5216/300150402/20352/1701/b9864722/>

– Annex of the Draft Regulation
<http://info.coleacp.org/trk/87917/5216/300150402/20352/1701/b9864722/>
Subject:* IMPORTANT – USE OF CHLORPYRIFOS AND CHLORPYRIFOS-METHYL

<http://info.coleacp.org/trk/87912/5216/300150402/20352/1701/b9864722/>

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING USE OF CHLORPYRIFOS AND
CHLORPYRIFOS-METHYL*

*This flash info provides updates on regulatory changes regarding active
substances approval and associated MRL changes in the European Union and
urgent actions to be taken.*

Chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl are broad spectrum organophosphorus
insecticides and acaricides used to control soil and foliage pests.
Examples of pests controlled and applications are provided bellow.

*Chlorpyrifos* *Chlorpyrifos-methyl*
*Example of application* Fruit including apples, pears, grapes, pineapples,
bananas, strawberries, mango; Tomatoes; Vegetables including carrots,
cabbages, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts Fruit including apples, pears,
grapes, pineapples, bananas, strawberries, mango; Tomatoes; Vegetables
including carrots, cabbages, cauliflower

*Non-renewal of the approval of chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl in the
European Union*

On December 6 2019, the European Commission decided not to renew the
authorization of both active substances chlorpyrifos and
chlorpyrifos-methyl.
Links to Commission Implementing Regulations concerning the *non-renewal*
of the approval of the active substances are provided bellow.

In the EU, Member States will withdraw authorizations for plant protection
products containing chlorpyrifos by 16 February 2020. Disposal, storage,
placing on the market and use of existing stocks within the EU will be
banned by 16 April 2020.

*Change of Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs)*

Following non-renewal of EU authorizations, a vote on the MRL change will
take place on 17-18 February 2020. *MRLs for chlorpyrifos and
chlorpyrifos-methyl will be lowered to the limit of determination: 0.01
mg/kg*.

The exact date of entry into force is not confirmed yet but the MRL change
is expected to enter into force in September-October 2020. COLEACP will
inform you as soon as possible.

Considering the wide range of applications, *users of these two active
substances are advised to start looking for alternatives as soon as
possible*. Should you encounter any specific issues regarding this matter,
please contact COLEACP at: network@coleacp.org.

*For more details*

– COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/18 of 10 January 2020
concerning the non-renewal of the approval of the active substance
chlorpyrifos
<http://info.coleacp.org/trk/87914/5216/300150402/20352/1701/b9864722/>

– COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/17 of 10 January 2020
concerning the non-renewal of the approval of the active substance
chlorpyrifos-methyl
<http://info.coleacp.org/trk/87915/5216/300150402/20352/1701/b9864722/>

– Draft Regulation amending Annexes II and V to Regulation (EC) No
396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum
residue levels for chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl in or on certain
products
<http://info.coleacp.org/trk/87916/5216/300150402/20352/1701/b9864722/>

– Annex of the Draft Regulation
<http://info.coleacp.org/trk/87917/5216/300150402/20352/1701/b9864722/>

 

Dele Fapohunda Jan 25 2020

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