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 On April 4, the Walloon Government issued a decree forbidding the use of pesticides containing neonicotinoids (phytosanitary products and biocides).

  • Imidacloprid
  • Thiacloprid
  • Thiamethoxam
  • Clothianidin
  • Acetamiprid
Exceptions are provided for biocides users in the closed loop and apply in the following cases:
nature conservation, conservation of plant heritage, management of health risks or safety of people, including the fight against invasive alien species.
Distributors must inform buyers of the use ban and inform them of the risks of neonicotinoids on the protection of the environment, human health and nature conservation when pesticides contain neonicotinoids.

This decree will apply from 1 June 2018.         

The weblink to access to Royal decree of 22 March 2018 and published on 4th April 2018.

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