Pesticide active substances that do not require a review of the existing maximum residue levels under Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, Annex IV, MRLs, peer review
First published in the EFSA Journal
27 avril 2016
6 avril 2016
Statement of EFSA


According to Article 5(1) of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, active substances of plant protection products evaluated under Directive 91/414/EEC for which no MRLs are required shall be defined and listed in Annex IV to this Regulation. Among the active substances that need to be reviewed under Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA identified 39 active substances that were already included in Annex IV of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 by risk managers, without identifying any need for further assessment. EFSA prepared a statement explaining that for all 39 active substances a review of MRLs is no longer necessary. The relevant question numbers are considered addressed by this statement.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2016;14(4):4458
On request from
European Commission