Bayer and Syngenta v. European Commission

T‑429/13 and T‑451/13
August 14, 2013
Final judgment
European Union, Luxembourg

Economic stakeholders
Bayer, Syngenta
European Commission
No description

EU court
Insecticide, Neonicotinoid, Imidacloprid, Thiamethoxam, Clothianidin
Annulment of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 485/2013 of 24 May 2013 prohibiting the use and sale of the active substances clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid.
Court of Justice of Luxembourg, European Union

May 17, 2018
Court from the EuropeThe Court of Justice of Luxembourg confirmed that the European Commission acted lawfully by banning the use of bee-killing neonicotinoids on bee-attractive crops in 2013.

Plaintiffs challenge the implementing regulation prohibiting the use of the active ingredients clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid, adopted by the Commission on 5/24/2013.