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Togo - Final Regulatory Action
Paraquat CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: 4,4'-Bipyridinium, 1,1'-dimethyl-

Final regulatory action has been taken for the category: Pesticide

Final regulatory action: The chemical is Severely Restricted

Use or uses prohibited by the final regulatory action:

All uses and formulations are severely restricted.

Pesticide use or uses that remain allowed:

Authorized for all preparations or uses, except those linked to agriculture or human health.

The final regulatory action was based on a risk or hazard evaluation: No

Summary of the final regulatory action:

All products containing Paraquat are severely restricted because of their high carcinogenesis potetial. It is classifed as carcinogenic and its use in agriculture is banned by most legislations. In can only be used in agriculture after a special derogation obtained by the competent services of the Ministry of Agricultural. The same goes for their import, marketing, distribution, use and in situ sale.

The reasons for the final regulatory action were relevant to:

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 01/01/2014