We have received feedback from several growers on the updated MPS-List prohibited active substances, which includes 15 new substances. It appears that for many growers the transition period from the old to the new list is very short. We have therefore decided to postpone the enforcement date for 15 new prohibited active substances on the MPS-List prohibited active substances.
The new effective date when 15 new prohibited active substances will enter the MPS-List prohibited active substances is 23 April 2024 (P5 2024). This means there will be audited against the latest version of the list from this date.
The reason for the addition of these 15 new active substances is that they include 4 neonicotinoids, also known as ‘neonics’. The use of these ‘neonics’ has a negative impact on the environment and biodiversity. The remaining 11 substances are classified as Highly Hazardous Pesticides (list 1b) according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Since 2014, the substances from this relevant WHO 1b list have gradually been added to the MPS-List prohibited active substances.
Of course, the legal requirements regarding country-level authorisation still apply, we cannot grant a postponement for this.
Finally, to make it easier to understand which active substances are already prohibited now and which substances will appear on the MPS-List prohibited active substances in the future, we have changed the classification of the list. There is now a clearer distinction here.
You can find the latest MPS-List prohibited active substances on here.