Wednesday, November 7, 2012

New Regulations on Pesticide Management to be released before Dec. 2012

Although the accurate releasing date of the highlighted pesticide policy, namely Regulations on Pesticide Management (Regulation), is still not revealed by the Chinese government, Sui Pengfei, an official from the Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture (ICAMA), disclosed during the 5th China High-Level Forum on Pesticides held on 25-26 Sept., 2012 that it will be finally carried out before Dec. 2012, according to CCM’s October issue of Crop Protection China News.

Different from the information disclosed by Mrs. Wu Zhifeng, Deputy Director of the Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture (ICAMA), during the 3th Environmentally Friendly Pesticide Formulation Processing Technology and Production Equipment Exchange Meeting held on 24-25 April, 2012, Mr. Sui revealed six new modifications in the new Regulation compared with the former one.

1. The new Regulation encourages the innovation of pesticide enterprises, aiming to break the obstacles that restrict the development of pesticide production industry. It allows every enterprise to own the qualification to apply for registration of new pesticide, but not just those designated production enterprises.

2. It plans to draw lessons from the mode of Growth Enterprise Market in domestic stock market to stimulate the transaction of pesticide registration license. Before putting into production, the pesticide registration license can be transferred like stock until it is owned by a pesticide production enterprise.

3. Aiming to solve the problem of overcapacity and promote resource sharing, the new Regulation plans to comprehensively let go of the delegation processing of pesticides.
4. It allows pesticide enterprises which got registration license to transact registration materials to other pesticide enterprises in a bid to speed up the pace of those unqualified pesticide enterprises to voluntarily withdraw from domestic market.

5. Setting up license system of pesticide business, pesticide flow traceability system and pesticide recall system while cutting down the number of 350,000 pesticide stores in China.

6. Greater punishment is made in the new Regulation. Once production license is revoked, the supervisors and the directly responsible personnel of the company can not be engaged in pesticide production within ten years and the government will not accept new pesticide registration application from the involved enterprises within five years.

Actually, another large modification of the new Regulation, namely cancelling the temporary registration of pesticides, which has ever been revealed by Mrs. Wu was not mentioned by Mr. Sui in the six modifications. Even so it doesn't mean that this regulation will not be written into the new Regulation. But on the contrary, it is believed that it has already been written into the new Regulation because of the great ambition that the Ministry of Agriculture of China had to do so.

It is still too early to predict the impact that the new Regulation will bring along after its implementation, however, it is easy to observe from the information released from the official that the new Regulation has strictly stuck to the general direction of the integration and regulation of domestic pesticide industry in the policy carried out in 2010, namely Pesticide Industry Policy.

Source: Crop Protection China News 1219

Content of Crop Protection China News 1219
New Regulations on Pesticide Management to be released before Dec. 2012
China to gain opportunities from off-patent pesticides greatly
Main pesticides' price trend in China, Jan.-Oct. 2012
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