Setting of import tolerances for abamectin in various crops

abamectin, various crops, import tolerance, pesticide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
10 luglio 2020
3 giugno 2020
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Syngenta Crop Protection AG submitted a request to the competent national authority in the Netherlands to set an import tolerance for the active substance abamectin in various commodities imported from the United States of America. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposals for tree nuts, peaches, avocados, lettuces and salad plants, spinaches and similar leaves, Florence fennels and cotton seed. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues of abamectin on the commodities under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that the short‐term and long‐term intake of residues resulting from the use of abamectin according to the reported agricultural practices is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2020;18(7):6173
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European Commssion

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