Evaluation of the outcome of the trilogue held on 2 June on the reform of pesticides statistics
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On the basis of the negotiation documents published on 3 June 2022, ClientEarth, GLOBAL 2000 (FOE Austria) and PAN Europe acknowledge and welcome the progress made in the negotiations of the new regulation on the Statistics on Agriculture Input and Output (SAIO), with regard to pesticide use data. As explained further below, considering the status quo and the initial reaction of the Council to the Commission
SAIO Proposal, the outcome of the negotiations is positive in that it foresees, at least, the potential collection
of annual pesticide use data from 2028 and some improvements of these data until then.
However, as further detailed below, the text agreed falls short of ensuring that the relevant data on pesticide
use will be collected and published soon enough to contribute to measure progress towards the pesticide
reduction targets set out in the Farm to Fork Strategy. In addition, the pesticide use data will only be
collected every year if and when another EU act is adopted that would require professional users of
pesticides to transmit their pesticide use records in electronic format. The national governments need to
clarify when and how such condition will be met.