Re-evaluation Decision RVD2018-32, Azadirachtin and It's Associated End-use Product

Pest Management Regulatory Agency
15 October 2018
ISSN: 1925-0886 (PDF version)
Catalogue number: H113-9/2018-32E-PDF (PDF version)

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Re-evaluation Decision

Under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act, all registered pesticides must be regularly re-evaluated by Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) to ensure that they continue to meet current health and environmental safety standards and continue to have value. The re-evaluation applies internationally accepted risk assessment methods as well as current risk management approaches and policies.

Azadirachtin is a systemic insecticide registered for commercial use to control insect pests of trees in forest, woodlot, urban and residential landscapes. Azadirachtin can be applied as a tree trunk injection using the EcoJect Tree Injection System. Currently registered products containing azadirachtin are listed in Appendix I.

This document presents the final regulatory decisionFootnote 1  for the re-evaluation of azadirachtin. All pest control products containing azadirachtin that are registered in Canada are subject to this re-evaluation decision. Prior to finalizing this decision, Health Canada published the Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2018-10, Azadirachtin and Its Associated End-use Product,Footnote 2  for 90-day consultation.

No comments were received during the consultation period. Therefore, this decision is consistent with the proposed re-evaluation decision stated in PRVD2018-10.

A reference list of all data used as the basis for the re-evaluation decision is included in PRVD2018-10.

Regulatory Decision for Azadirachtin

Health Canada has completed the re-evaluation for azadirachtin. Under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act, Health Canada has determined that continued registration of products containing azadirachtin is acceptable. Following a scientific review of the available information, Health Canada has determined that the health and environmental risks and the value of azadirachtin continue to be acceptable when used according to label directions. No additional data or label amendments are required at this time.

Other Information

Any person may file a notice of objectionFootnote 3  regarding this decision on azadirachtin within 60 days from the date of publication of this Re-evaluation Decision. For more information regarding the basis for objecting (which must be based on scientific grounds), please refer to the Pesticides section of (Request a Reconsideration of Decision) or contact the PMRA's Pest Management Information Service.

Appendix I Registered Azadirachtin Products in Canada

Table 1 Registered Azadirachtin Products in CanadaFootnote *

Registration No. Marketing Class Registrant Product Name Formulation Guarantee (%)
30558 Technical Grade Active Ingredient Coromandel International Limited NeemAzal Technical Dust 36.65
30559 Commercial BioForest Technologies Inc. TreeAzin Systemic Insecticide Solution 5
Footnote 1

As of 20 August 2018.

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