The European Commission has proposed not to renew the approval of the active substance ethoprophos. Ethoprophos is an organophosphate non-systemic nematicide and soil insecticide.
Member states shall withdraw authorisations for products containing ethoprophos as active substance by 21 September 2019 at the latest. Any grace period granted by member states shall be as short as possible and shall expire by 21 March 2020 at the latest.
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.