Evolution of Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 since its entry into force

Diane C Robin, Patrice A Marchand

Abstract


Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products (agrochemicals) entered into force in 2011. Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011, in turn, manages the list of approved active substances in the European Union. This implementing regulation is divided into five parts: Part A (initial active substances dating from 2011), Part B (renewed and newly approved active substances), Part C (basic substances), Part D (low-risk active substances), and Part E (candidates for substitution) that have emerged over the years. These parts have evolved over time, with an unavoidable decline of Part A and a logical increase of the other parts. Less harmful substances for the environment have been favored by this regulation (Parts C and D); however, some candidates for substitution (Part E) will remain allowed in the coming years, despite their problematic status. This study has also examined the postponement of the final date of approval, which has resulted in one half of the active substances being affected by an extension of their approval periods.

https://doi.org/10.21423/jrs-v07robin


Keywords


agrochemicals, Regulation (EU) No 540/2011, Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009, active substances, basic substances, low-risk substances, candidates for substitution

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