Import doors open
IMPORTING pesticides dir-ect from Europe for own farm use has been made far easier, following a change to Pesticide Safety Directorate rules.
Until now all growers had to prove the product being imported was identical to the equivalent MAFF-approved product in the UK, complete a lengthy application form, pay a £290 fee and wait up to 20 working days.
Now, provided the product has been imported into the UK by a farmer before, growers can submit a simpler application form referring to the master product, pay £30 and expect a response in 10 working days.
To help growers establish whether a product has been imported previously the PSD will maintain a list, which so far includes eight products (see box). For details contact PSD (01904-455966). *
Existing own use approvals and identical products
Product name Country of origin Identical to UK product MAFF/MAPP No
Allegro (BASF) Belgium Landmark (BASF) M06192
Dacthal W75 (ISK Biosciences) France/Hungary Dacthal W75 (ISK Biosciences) M05556*
Horizon EW (Bayer) France Folicur (Bayer) M08691
Monceren P (Bayer) France Monceren DS (Bayer) M04160
Quartz GT (Rhone Poulenc) France Javelin (Rhone Poulenc) M06192**
Sagiterre (Novartis AG) France Shirlan (Zeneca Crop Protection) M07091
Temik 10G (Rhone Poulenc) France Temik 10G (Rhone Poulenc) M06210**
Terpal (BASF) France Terpal (BASF) M02103
* Revoked – approval for master product and own use parallel expires 30 Oct 2002.
** Approval expires 31 Aug 2001.