Tuesday, February 21, 2012

MIIT Releases 12th Five-Year Plan for Pesticide Industry

On 3 Feb. 2012, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released the 12th Five-Year (2011-2015) Plan for Pesticide Industry, which mainly focuses on adjusting industrial structure, improving technological innovation capacity, protecting the ecological environment and conserving natural resources, according to CCM International’s February issue of Insecticides China News.
In terms of industrial structure adjustment, it's stipulated in the five-year plan that the number of pesticide manufacturers in the country shall be substantially reduced during the period of 12th Five-Year Plan; large and influential manufacturers with various products shall be cultivated by the government.
Aiming to optimize the industrial layout, it is proposed in the plan to build three to five chemical industry parks across the country featured by a gathering of pesticide manufacturers, appropriate production scale, fully-equipped supporting facilities and efficient management.
Besides, optimizing product structure is also advocated. Efficient and environmentally friendly pesticides safe to use shall be developed with great emphasis. For example, insecticides against key pests, refractory pests, soil pests, nematodes and invasive alien pests shall be vigorously developed and promoted. Furthermore, pesticide formulations developed shall tend to be efficient and safe, such as water-based ones.
According to the 12th Five-Year (2011-2015) Plan for Pesticide Industry, 22 kinds of highly toxic pesticides like fenamiphos, fonofos and phosfolan-methyl shall be phased out and banned in batches. Besides, inefficient pesticides and production technology and equipment shall also be gradually eliminated. 

During the period of the 11th Five-Year Plan (2005-2010), China reached new heights in expanding pesticide production scale and optimizing product structure.
According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, total pesticide output in China amounted to 2.34 million tonnes (100% purity) in 2010, with an  average annual growth rate of 15.3% during the period of the 11th Five-Year Plan.
In term of the product structure, the proportion of insecticides in pesticides has declined from 41.8% in 2005 to 31.9% in 2010. With smooth progress in reducing highly toxic pesticides, markedly the ban on five highly toxic organophosphorus kinds (including methamidophos and monocrotophos) for production in 2007, the proportion of highly toxic pesticides in all pesticides also shows a significant downtrend. 
During the period of the 11th Five-Year Plan, China also increased investment in R&D of new pesticides and developed 15 efficient varieties with intellectual property rights, including several insecticides such as meperfluthrin and 1-[(6-chloropyridin-3-yl)methyl]-7-methyl-8-nitro-5-propoxy-1,2,3,5,6,7-hexahydroimidazo [1,2-α] pyridine. The consumption of self-developed pesticides in China accounted for nearly 10% of the total of pesticides in 2010, rising from 5% in 2005. 

Before the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China Crop Protection Industry Association (CCPIA) also released the 12th Five-Year Plan for Pesticide Industry on 26 July 2011. Actually, CCPIA's plan is almost an inheritor of the Pesticide Industry Policy released in Sept. 2010, adding some concrete measures for better implementation in practice. Some specific goals are set in CCPIA's plan, aiming to expand industrial scale, concentrate pesticide technical players, improve the international competitiveness of domestic pesticide enterprises etc. 

If the development plans could be smoothly implemented, the whole pesticide industry in China would develop sustainably, with continuous optimization of industrial structure and improvement in enterprises' R&D capacity. Leading pesticide enterprises are believed to benefit a lot from the preferential policies in the long run.

Source: Insecticides China News 1202

Main content of Insecticides China News 1202:
Five insecticide patents to expire in 2012-2015 
Professional control of pests works well in 2011
MIIT releases 12th Five-Year Plan for Pesticide Industry
Jiangsu Lanfeng merges Taicang Otsuka for carbofulran business
Jiangsu Jiujiujiu's STCP predicted to be well-performing in 2011
Hebei Veyong relocates and upgrades insecticide production lines
Jiangsu Frey to launch thiamethoxam in H2 2013
SYRICI to launch SYP-9080 acting on ryanodine receptors
Insect pests to hit rice and corn fields harder in 2012
Sichuan to face serious damage from major crop pests in 2012
Qingdao Hailier's imidacloprid innovative technology accepted
Jiangsu Flag: second domestic registrant of clothianidin technical in China
Jiangsu Rotam gets first domestic registration of flubendiamide SC (non-repacking)
Raised rice purchase price would promote rice insecticide price
Emamectin benzoate price hits bottom in Feb. 2012
… …

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