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Title CropLife Europe input for SCOPAFF meeting 21-22 October 2021
Topics Approval of pesticides and biopesticides
Type Letter
Date 19 Oct 2021
  • Guidance documents
  • MS updated survey on timing of regulatory procedures
  • News from European Food Safety Authority (EFSA): technical report on rotationalcrops and IUCLID rules for confidentiality
  • Improving the efficiency of the process of a.s. approval / renewal
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Title CLE Input on PMT Criteria in response to CARACAL Meeting
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Type Position Paper
Date 15 Oct 2021
  1. CropLife Europe wishes to caution that the rushed adoption of the PMT criteria may result in a regulation not fit for purpose. As the newly introduced hazard classes will be referred to across the regulatory landscape, a clear understanding of the practical consequences affecting all types of chemicals in scope of CLP Regulation is necessary prior to a legislation proposal being introduced.
  2. Leachability defined as percentage of a chemical that can reach drinking water sources represents the best parameter to define the mobility criterion (M). Croplife Europe proposes categorisation based on the M criterion:

o Confirmed PMT (Category 1) based on leachability

o Suspected PMT (Category 2) based on KOC
P and T criteria would remain unchanged (i.e., confirmed only).

3. CLE does not support a separate hazard class for vPvM nor the expansion of the T criterion to terrestrial toxicity due to lack of sufficient scientific evidence.

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Title Results of leachability calculations performed with the in silico tool
Topics Environmental safety
Type Tool
Date 15 Oct 2021
Title Crop Protection industry economic footprint – Oxford Economics
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Type Report
Date 22 Sep 2021

This report is the economic impact of the crop protection industry with country by country breakdown. This report was commissioned by members of Croplife Europe and prepared by Oxford Economics.

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Title The economic impact of the crop protection industry by Oxford Economics- presentation
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Type Report
Date 17 Sep 2021

The economic impact of the crop protection industry – presentation

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Title CropLife Europe’s Position Paper on the use of New Genomic Techniques in plants
Topics Plant biotechnology
Type Position Paper
Date 07 Sep 2021
  • New Genomic Techniques (NGTs) can contribute to the Green Deal objectives by enabling and accelerating the development of resilient plant varieties for sustainable food production.
  • In the EU, the regulatory framework for NGT products is not fit for purpose. The current rules hinder the development and availability of NGT products for European farmers, and negatively impact EU innovation and competitiveness.
  • CropLife Europe calls on the European Commission and EU policymakers to drive forward an enabling and science-based regulatory framework for plants developed through NGTs by establishing a process to determine their regulatory status on a case-by-case basis.
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Title CropLife Europe’s Position Paper on GMOs
Topics Plant biotechnology
Type Position Paper
Date 20 Aug 2021
  • Sustained imports of protein-rich GM crops are central for the EU feed value chain. Delays in the authorisation process may result in trade disruptions and uncertainty for value chain operators.
  • GM crops have a long history of safe use. To be authorised on the EU market they undergo strict assessment by EFSA on any possible risks posed to human and animal health, as well as to the environment.
  • CropLife Europe calls for an efficient and timely authorisation process for the import of GM crops into the EU, respecting legally foreseen deadlines.
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Title CropLife Europe’s Letter of intent to sign the Code of Conduct
Topics Green Deal
Type Letter
Date 02 Jul 2021

Croplife Europe signs the Code of Conduct for responsible food business and marketing practices

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Title CropLife Europe input for SCOPAFF meeting 5-6 July 2021
Topics Approval of pesticides and biopesticides
Type Letter
Date 02 Jul 2021

CropLife Europe input for SCOPAFF meeting 5-6 July 2021

• Guidance Documents
• Improving the efficiency of the process of a.s. approval / renewal
• Safeners and Synergists
• Use of the IUCLID new data format and upcoming renewal dossiers

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Title Position paper on EU Maximum Residue Level and Import Tolerance Policies
Topics Approval of pesticides and biopesticides
Type Position Paper
Date 25 Jun 2021
  1. The EU regulatory framework needs to be predictable: Political considerations should be informed by independent expert risk assessment and respect particularly the role of scientific evidence in decision making. Trust in the rigor and independence of the EU system needs to be enhanced.
  2. EU farmers need access to crop protection tools and EU trade partners need confidence in our system: Blocking the setting of such trade standards, when no concerns have been identified by the risk assessors, limits the access of EU farmers to crop protection tools and erodes trade partner confidence in the objectivity and predictability of the EU risk assessment system.
  3. MRLs are trading standards and are required to avoid trade disruptions: The impacts on European consumers, farmers and the food industry that arise from blocking certain MRLs or ITs can be significant. Trade disruption is not in the interest of EU citizens, businesses, or our trade partners. Such disruptions can have long-lasting negative consequences for food availability and development.
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