A regulatory milestone in the ongoing process of application for the renewal of glyphosate approval in the EU
On 15 June 2021, the Assessment Group on Glyphosate (AGG)* has released its draft renewal assessment report (dRAR) to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), as provided by the EU Plant Protection Regulation (Regulation (EC) 1107/2009).
The AGG has published a summary document about the main findings of its evaluation process and procedural aspects of its work. Please find the official summary via this link.
The Glyphosate Renewal Group (GRG) acknowledges the submission of the dRAR to EFSA, meeting the timeline as foreseen in the Regulation.
The AGG considers that glyphosate does meet the approval criteria set in Regulation (EC) 1107/2009.
This step is an additional crucial milestone in the ongoing process for the application for the renewal of the authorisation of glyphosate in the EU, an extremely robust regulatory process for active substances and one of the most stringent in the world.
One part of the dRAR is a so-called “List of studies to be generated, still ongoing or available but not peer reviewed”. The AGG provided this list to the GRG and the document is available for download here for any interested person. The GRG will adequately address all the points listed in this document during the future steps of the glyphosate dossier evaluation procedure.
With over 180,000 pages and 1,500 scientific studies, the 2020 glyphosate renewal dossier is the most comprehensive ever submitted to the European authorities.
As the next step, EFSA and ECHA will publish the Report for a 60-days public commenting period, expected between September and October 2021, which will allow Member States, applicants, stakeholders and the public to participate in the regulatory process.
The GRG remains committed to comply and contribute to all relevant aspects of the EU ongoing process to re-assess and re-approve glyphosate in the EU in a science-based and transparent manner.
Regulatory bodies around the world continue to conclude that glyphosate-based products can be safely used as directed and do not pose a risk to human health.
* The Assessment Group consists of the following regulatory authorities of four European Member States: ANSES (France), Nebih (Hungary), ctgb (the Netherlands) and KEMI (Sweden).
EU Authorities press releases:
Glyphosate: EU regulators begin review of renewal assessments | European Food Safety Authority (europa.eu)
Glyphosate: EU regulators begin review of renewal assessments – All news – ECHA (europa.eu)