Fungicide thiram will be withdrawn from the EU market 9th March 2018
The European Commission announced that the approval of the active substance thiram is not renewed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. Existing authorised plant protection products containing thiram will be withdrawn from the market.
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.
Member States shall withdraw authorisations for plant protection products containing thiram as active substance within 6 months from the date of entry into force (March 21, 2018).
Any grace period granted by Member States in accordance with Article 46 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 shall be as short as possible and shall expire within 15 months from the date of entry into force at the latest.
Seeds which have been treated with plant protection products containing thiram shall not be used or placed on the market.