PSD extends phase-out period of products with trifluralin

The Pesticides Safety Directorate (PSD) has extended the sale and supply of products containing revoked active ingredient trifluralin for a further six months for companies other than the approval holder.

The PSD listened to requests to amend the phase-out period in order to allow for the further sale of stocks already in the supply chain. It said this was a "one-off" decision and said in the future it will adhere to the new sell out procedures.

Trifluralin is contained in 22 products including Axit GR, used for weed control on outdoor ornamental plants and Premiere, which controls weeds in amenity vegetation.

The expiry dates are:

- 20 March 2008 - approval for advertisement, sale and supply by approval holders and their agents;

- 30 September 2008 - approval for advertisement, sale and supply by "others";

- 30 March 2009 - storage and use by everyone.


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