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Vegetated filter strips to end as a restriction of use for plant protection products in Sweden

11/9/2016 The Swedish Chemicals Agency excludes surface runoff as a route of exposure in aquatic risk assessments of plant protection products intended for use in Sweden. As a consequence, the requirement of a 10 meter permanent vegetative filter strip as a measure to reduce surface runoff will no longer be applied in authorisations of plant protection products granted by the Swedish Chemicals Agency.

The Swedish Chemicals Agency withdraws the authorisations of plant protection products with glyphosate and POE-tallowamine

10/4/2016 The Swedish Chemicals Agency withdraws the authorisations of eleven plant protection products containing glyphosate and the co-formulant POE-tallowamine. The reason is that the European Commission has decided that plant protection products containing the active substance glyphosate shall not contain POE-tallowamine.

The Swedish Chemicals Agency reviews the authorisations of plant protection products with the co-formulant POE-tallowamine

9/6/2016 The European Commission has decided that the co-formulant POE-tallowamine shall no longer be included in plant protection products containing the active substance glyphosate. Following the decision, the Swedish Chemicals Agency will review the authorisation of glyphosate products containing POE-tallowamine.

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