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Syngenta Eyes Paraquat Re-Registration

10:08 AM MDT | October 31, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Syngenta says it is preparing to apply for a new European Union (EU) registration for the herbicide paraquat, which Syngenta markets under the brand name Gramoxone. The move follows a decision by the European Court of First Instance (Luxembourg) earlier this year to annul the previous EU registration of paraquat after a legal challenge by the Swedish government (CW, July 25, p. 35). The ruling triggered an immediate ban on sales of paraquat in the EU. Syngenta says it is re-applying because it is “encouraged by the support of several EU member...

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