Candidates for substitution

Candidates for substitution

The European Commission is required to establish a list of substances identified as ‘candidates for substitution’ which contain active substances with certain properties. These properties may be deemed to require evaluation as to their safety to people’s health, including their residues in food and the effects on animal health and the environment.


For plant protection products containing these active substances, EU member states will be required to evaluate if they can be replaced (substituted) by other adequate solutions (chemical and non-chemical).


More comprehensive information and a draft list of candidates for substitution is available on the dedicated EC website entitled ‘Approval of active substances’.