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Detail

Area
European Union
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Herbicide 'Glyphosate'
Date
01/09/2017
Policy Category
Consumption and marketing
Policy Instrument
Pesticide regulation
Description
Postponed the decision on the proposed 10-year renewal of the license for glyphosate-based herbicides, which are widely used in oilseed cultivation.
Notes
Based on the latest state of scientific research and taking into account the findings of a study recently conducted by the European Chemical Agency (see MPPU Apr.’17), the European Commission decided to start consultations with Member States about a possible 10-year renewal of the approval of glyphosate – one of the world’s most widely used herbicides. The 18-month approval granted last July is due to expire in December 2017.