List of Approved Plant Protection Products - Malta as at 20 September 2017
List of Revoked Plant Protection Products - Malta as at 21 August 2017
Regulation (EC) No. 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market and repealing Council Directives 79/117/EEC and 91/414/EEC relates to the placing on the market of plant protection products, specifying strict criteria for approval of substances, to ensure a high level of protection for human and animal health and the environment. In particular this Regulation provides that carcinogens, mutagens, endocrine disruptors, substances toxic for reproduction or which are very persistent will not be approved, unless exposure to humans is negligible. It also establishes a mechanism for the substitution of more toxic pesticides by safer (including non-chemical) alternatives.