The European Union recently approved basic substances Salix spp. cortex, vinegar, and lecithins. Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 was thereby amended and shall enter into force on July 29, 2015 (Salix spp. cortex and vinegar) and July 30, 2015 (lecithins).
Basic substances, as defined by the European Commission, are substances not predominately used for plant protection purposes but which may be of value for plant protection and for which the economic interest of applying for approval may be limited.