UNAF v. the order of February 5, 2021

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March 2, 2021
Not judged
France, Lyon

Beekeepers/Honey Producers
Union Nationale de l’Apiculture Francaise (UNAF)
French Republic
Bernard Fau

Administrative
Summary proceedings
Insecticide, Gaucho, Neonicotinoid, Imidacloprid, Thiamethoxam
Cancel the order of February 5, 2021 provisionally authorizing the use of sugar beet seeds treated with plant protection products containing the active substances imidacloprid or thiamethoxam, granting a marketing authorization for the plant protection product "GAUCHO 600 FS" for a period of 120 days.
Administrative Court of Lyon, France
Court

UNAF files an appeal for cancellation against the order of February 5, 2021 re-authorizing neonicotinoids for seed protection in beet crops. In spite of an action by Members of Parliament before the Constitutional Council, law n° 2020-1578 relating to the conditions of marketing of some plant protection products in case of sanitary risk for sugar beet was adopted on December 14, 2020 and the order of application on February 5, 2021. The appeal is coupled with a demand for summary judgment. The administrative court of Lyon was chosen because Bayer, the producer of the offending products has its headquarters there.