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Full Clethodim approval in Europe

Dec. 20, 2011, Nogueres, FR - Arysta LifeScience is pleased to announce the full approval for Clethodim in Europe and removal of the restriction for use on sugar beets only.


December 20, 2011
By Arysta LifeScience Corporation

Dec. 20, 2011, Nogueres, FR – Arysta LifeScience is pleased to announce the full approval for Clethodim in Europe and removal of the restriction for use on sugar beets only.

The implementing regulation amending the condition of approval of Clethodim was adopted during the December 9th meeting of the Standing Committee on Food Chain and Animal Health in Brussels. Removal of the restriction means that all uses of Clethodim, registered on 30th November 2011, can continue.

As soon as the decision for a restricted approval was taken in January 2011, Arysta LifeScience submitted a supplementary dossier, containing new data, to re-confirm the safety of Clethodim and to allow for a decision to lift the restrictions in the Clethodim approval. “Arysta LifeScience greatly appreciates the efficient evaluation from Rapporteur Member State the Netherlands and the decision making process followed by DG Sanco of the European Commission” said Nicolas Colombo, Herbicide Regulatory Manager Europe.

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“Clethodim herbicide is currently registered in 15 of 27 EU countries where the main crops are sugar beet, oil seed rape, sunflower and potato. Over the last decade Arysta LifeScience has also developed its Clethodim products on many minor crops” said Christophe Sepulchre de Condé, Herbicide Product Manager Europe.

While working on the removal of the restrictions, Arysta LifeScience also continued the development of Clethodim in Europe. This full approval provides a new dynamic to Arysta LifeScience to strengthen its position in the European market.

Kevin P. Smith, President and CEO of Arysta LifeScience SAS: "Clethodim is an important compound in Arysta LifeScience’s portfolio and a key product for the European graminicide market. This full approval together with new projects on Clethodim will ensure that Clethodim remains an important tool for the European farmer.”

About Arysta LifeScience

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Arysta LifeScience is the world’s largest privately held crop protection and life science company with 2010 revenues of JPY113 billion (US$1.3 billion). An entrepreneurial provider of crop protection and life science products in more than 125 countries worldwide, Arysta LifeScience specializes in marketing and distribution of respected crop protection brands and life science products in harmony with the needs of global partners. More information on the company is available at: www.arystalifescience.com.