Spotlight news: France undertakes steps to advance the development of biocontrol solutions

Date: 22 December 2016

On 3rd November 2016, the French authorities issued the official list of biocontrol products, introducing a number of benefits to promote further development of biocontrol solutions. This includes the exemption from certain bans applied to plant protection products.

Biocontrol products are not affected by the following bans:  
•    Ban on the use in amenity areas, forests, public roads, and walking paths accessible or opened to the public from 1st January 2017
•    Ban on direct sales in self-service to amateurs from 1st January 2017
•    Ban on placing on the market, delivery, use and holding for amateur use from 1st January 2019.
For more information, please view our newsletter Vol. 16, No. 5.