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Suriname - Final Regulatory Action
Monocrotophos CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name:

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 and uses are banned.

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 decree Negative list prohibits the import of this chemical. The Pesticide Law (2005) prohibits import, storage and use of this chemical.
The import was cancelled early 2004; however importers, sales persons and farmers were allowed to use existing stocks as it was considered the lowest-risk option for disposing of stocks of monocrotophos in the light of the risks associated with product recall, storage and disposal. It also allowed users time to change over the other pesticides.

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

Thre presence of residues of monocrotophos in vegetables posed a serious threat to public health and also threatened potential of export of vegtables, due to presence of unacceptable residues.

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

Reduced risk to public health.

Summary of known hazards and risks to the environment:

The possibility of disappearance of birds of prey and poisoning of other birds in and around rice fields by monocrotophos is discussed in the documentation below.

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 25/02/2005