Bayer v. Government of Luxembourg Reference : 44377 Complaint date : April 22, 2020 Status : Provisional judgment Place of jurisdiction : Luxembourg Plaintiffs types : Economic stakeholders Plaintiffs names : Bayer Defendants : Government of Luxembourg Lawyers for Health and Environmental Justice : No description Case nature : Administrative Type(s), Product(s), Active substance(s) : Glyphosate, Herbicide, Roundup, Clinic Up Requests : Cancellation of 8 withdrawal of approval decisions, taken on January 22, 2020, and concerning plant protection products containing glyphosate Name of the Court : Administrative Court, Luxembourg Jurisdiction level : Court Decision date : July 15, 2022 Decision nature : Negative Decision content : The Court of First Instance accepted the request for annulment in form; declared the request justified in substance; cancelled the 8 decisions to withdraw approval ... concerning the following plant protection products...; rejected the request for the allocation of a procedural indemnity...; ordered the State to pay the costs and expenses of the proceedings. Legal basis : Court Ruling : Link to the ruling Summary : Bayer is appealing to the Administrative Court to overturn Luxembourg's decision to ban the marketing of glyphosate-based herbicides. On January 22, 2020, the Luxembourg government withdrew the marketing authorization for eight plant protection products containing glyphosate. It was the first European country to take such a decision. Bayer argues that the ban is unfounded because it falls within the competence of the European Union and not the Grand Duchy, and glyphosate is authorized in Europe until December 2022. On July 15, 2022, the Administrative Court cancels the government's decision to withdraw the marketing authorization for products containing glyphosate, and declared that "it is not lawful for Luxembourg to unilaterally establish a general ban", noting in particular a lack of information to the manufacturer. The Minister of Agriculture has stated that he intends to appeal this ruling. Pending the outcome of this procedure, the Government maintains the ban in force. Scientific references : No scientifice reference for this case. Related links : Glyphosate illégalement interdit ? L'interdiction du glyphosate non justifiée Justice au Luxembourg: L’interdiction du glyphosate était-elle illégale?