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Syrian Arab Republic - Final Regulatory Action
Permethrin CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: Cyclopropanecarboxylic acid, 3-(2,2-dichloroethenyl)-2,2-dimethyl-,(3-phenoxyphenyl)methyl ester

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 uses as pesticide in plant protection are prohibited by the final regulatory action.

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

Summary of the final regulatory action:

The Commission on Pesticides in the Ministry of Agriculture, which includes representatives from the Ministry of State Environment Affairs, Health and Agriculture, met to study the possibility to ban permethrin, and decided to ban the use of permethrin as a pesticide. The decision was based on the European Commission position to ban the use as pesticide of permethrin.
The text of the decision is:
The import and the use in plant protection of the pesticide permethrin is prohibited in all its forms and it is granted the use of this pesticide for the stocks that were imported in the country previous to the date of the decision of 9 September 2009.

The reasons for the final regulatory action were relevant to: Environment

Summary of known hazards and risks to the environment:

Risk to aquatic organisms exposed to permethrin.

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

Reduce the risk to aquatic organisms.

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 09/09/2009