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Serbia - Final Regulatory Action
Acephate CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: Phosphoramidothioic acid, acetyl-, O,S-dimethyl 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 applications as plant protection product and as active substance for biocidal product.

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

Summary of the final regulatory action:

As plant protection product
It is prohibited to place on the market or use plant protection products containing acephate. Acephate is not included in the List of Approved Substances.
Plant protection products shall be registered if an active substance, i.e. basic substance contained in the plant protection products is included into the List of Approved Substances pursuant to the Law on Plant Protection Product and regulations promulgated thereof.
Before the List of Approved Substances ("Official Gazette RS" No 117/13) came into force, plant protection products containing active substance acephate were not registered in the Republic of Serbia. Since than active substance acephate has not been included in the List of Approved Substances
As biocidal product
Biocidal product (BP) containing acephate shall not be placed on the market if Decision on Inclusion of that Biocidal Product into the Temporary List has been issued.
Law on Biocidal Products prescribes that BP shall be included into the Temporary List if such BP contains:
-active substance(s) included into the List of Active Substances in the Biocidal Product (Official Gazette of the RS", No 94/16 and 26/18) Annex I/Annex Ia (approved active substances in EU)) and/or
-active substance(s) currently included in the Review Programme, for relevant product type (PT) combination,
unless active substance in that BP is included into the Annex II - List of existing active substances for which a decision of non-inclusion into the Annex I/Ia has been adopted, i.e. there is a reasonable doubt that such biocidal product represents unacceptable risk on humans, animals and environment.
Acephate is not included into List of Active Substances in the Biocidal Product (Annex I/Annex Ia) neither in the Review Programme.

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

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 14/04/2010