Australian regulator (APVMA) CEO Kareena Arthy to leave agency before Armidale move

The chief executive officer of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA), Kareena Arthy, has resigned from her post. Her departure comes at a critical time for the Authority as it faces a controversial relocation from…
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EU to set new approval criteria for low-risk pesticides in a bid to boost approvals of biological and naturally occurring pesticides.

The European Commission is to clarify and extend the scope of active ingredients that may be considered as “low-risk” substances, in a bid to boost approvals of biological and naturally occurring pesticides. Micro-organisms, baculoviruses…
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Neonicotinoids: Public consultation on a draft Decree in France

A draft Decree is on public consultation from 14/02 to 15/03/2017. A list of 7 Neonicotinoid active substances that will be banned from 1st September 2018 is given: Acetamiprid, Clothianidin, Dinotefuran*, Imidacloprid, Nitenpyram*, Thiacloprid…
UK Brexit Agro-Coalition Formed

UK Agri-Brexit coalition formed

Eight organisations and trade associations involved in agribusiness have formed an Agri-Brexit coalition to bring together their expertise as negotiations on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU progress. The coalition comprises: Agricultural…
glyphosate classified as not carcinogenic

Glyphosate not classified as a carcinogenic

The herbicide, glyphosate, should not be classified as a carcinogen, concludes the Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). Its assessment of hazard classifications for the active ingredient concludes that the…
New Patterns and Future Trends in Global Agriculture

Analysis of new patterns and future trends in Global Agriculture

Looking into the future, the traditional agri-input market is expected to enter a period of low growth, but, promoted by sustainable agricultural development in the world, some emerging fields for green and environmental protection are expected…

Dextra International has been nominated by the BIBC for the 2017 International Growth category award

The Barcelona International Business Club Movers & Shakers Awards will be held within the framework of the annual meeting of Club members. The awards aim to recognize and reward excellence, best practices, personal achievements and innovation…
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Plans to make EU legislative decisions more political would threaten innovation and competitiveness.

Industry slams plan to change EU approval decision process. The European Commission has proposed changes to the “comitology” procedure, where EU member states vote to accept or reject proposals. It wants the last stage, the appeal committee,…

Updated regulation governing the registration of pesticides in Costa Rica

Updated regulation RTCR 484/2016 on synthetic pesticide formulations, active ingredients and other substances for agricultural use was published last month in the official gazette. It will enter into force six months after the mid-January…