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Guinea-Bissau - Final Regulatory Action
Endosulfan CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: 6,9-Methano-2,4,3-benzodioxathiepin, 6,7,8,9,10,10-hexachloro-1,5,5a,6,9,9a-hexahydro-, 3-oxide

Final regulatory action has been taken for the category: Pesticide

Final regulatory action: The chemical is Banned

Use or uses prohibited by the final regulatory action:

All formulations containing endosulfan and all uses of these formulations are banned..
See Annexe for the list of special chemicals with a temporary sale autorisation (AVP) from CSP) together with their application doses.

Pesticide use or uses that remain allowed:


The final regulatory action was based on a risk or hazard evaluation: Yes

Summary of the final regulatory action:

The Sahelien Committee on Pesticides (CSP) banned all formulations containing Endosulfan.

The reasons for the final regulatory action were relevant to: Human health and environment

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

Endosulfan has a high acute toxicity and the risks of intoxication for users in the Sahelian conditions of use are considered unacceptable.

Expected effect of the final regulatory action in relation to human health:

The risk of Endosulfan is limited.

Summary of known hazards and risks to the environment:

Endosulfan is highly toxic to fish and certain aquatic invertebrates. The risk of enviromental impact in surface waters and in areas where cotton is grown in the Sahel is considered unacceptable
See Annex for a more detailed description.

Expected effect of the final regulatory action in relation to the environment:

Tthe risk of Endosulfan to the environment is limited.

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 31/12/2008

The ban took effect from the signature of the decision by the Coordinating Minister of the CILSS, on 13 November 2007 for all distribution and on 31 Dicember 2008 for all uses. Existing stocks of Endosulfan may be used until 31-12-2008.