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In 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) in China and ICAMA issued many new pesticide regulations, covering registration, testing and ban. These changes will have great impacts on pesticide industry in China and those who export pesticides to China. CIRS Group will present a free webinar on 26 Jan 2024, featuring the latest developments of pesticide regulation and pesticide registration review in China and helping you navigate through complex regulatory challenges in China.
25 Dec 2023, China MARA issued its notice No. 736 to officially impose bans on the use of four highly toxic pesticides, namely Omethoate, Carbofuran, Methomyl, and Aldicarb. Effective from June 1, 2024, the registrations of formulation products containing Omethoate, Carbosulfan, Methomyl, and Aldicarb in China will be revoked, and their production will be prohibited. Sales and use of these products will be banned starting from June 1, 2026.
Since the release of the new pesticide management regulations in 2017, the number of newly registered TGAIs in China has been consistently declining each year. CIRS group has compiled a year-end review, providing a reference for the newly registered TGAIs in China as of December 10th, 2023. Prior to 2017, the annual new registered pesticide TGAIs in China ranged from 200 to 400. After 2019, following the requirements of the new regulations, the number of approved TGAIs ranged from 10 to 70 annually. The figure below shows the yearly registered number of TGAIs from 2019 to 2023.
On May 7, 2023, the second meeting of the 10th Fertilizer Registration and Evaluation Committee of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (China MARA) was held in Beijing. The meeting was divided into a chemical fertilizer group and a microbial fertilizer group for review. A total of 26 members attended the meeting, who reviewed 270 fertilizer products, discussed the relevant issues related to fertilizer registration management in China, and put forward opinions and suggestions on strengthening fertilizer management work. The meeting also contained the latest fertilizer registration and review statistics and new regulatory policies for fertilizer registration policies in China.
The CLV certificate, also known as the Certificate of Free Sale (Spanish: Certificado de Libre Venta, abbreviated as CLV), is one of the essential business certificates for many products entering the international market and is often used for customs clearance and overseas regulatory approvals. The CLV Certificate for pesticides in China is usually issued by the ICAMA of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. In addition to this, foreign authorities may also require Chinese export companies to provide a Certificate of Free Sale and a product registration certificate certified by the CCPIT.
Our Global Chemical Regulation Conference, held on October 5, was a resounding success, drawing delegates from 21 countries, and representing a diverse spectrum of the chemicals industry. Supported by five sponsors, nine industry associations, the Irish embassy in London, and the Department of Business and Trade (DBT), this event marks a significant milestone for the CIRS Group, marking our largest European conference to date. We had a packed schedule that brought together industry experts and our global team to provide nine presentations on the regulatory updates and challenges confronting the global chemical industry. Topics spanned regions such as Europe, the UK, Turkey, South Korea, and China. Adding to the dynamic mix were two spirited panel discussions: one delved into the prospects of the chemical industry's sustainable development, while the other tackled the supply chain challenges that resonate across the global chemical landscape.
On September 4, 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs announced plans to approve 12 new pesticide products, including Cyclobutrifluram and Flusulfinam. The announcement was made by the ICAMA and Rural Affairs, following the deliberation and approval of the 12 new pesticide products by the First Committee Meeting of the Tenth National Pesticide Registration Review Committee. Among these 12 new pesticide products, there are three active ingredients, one technical material, and eight formulations, involving a total of six active substances, namely: Cyclobutrifluram; Flusulfinam; (7R,9S)-12-dodecen-1-yl acetate; Bacillus thuringiensis SN16-1; Spodoptera litura nucleopolyhedrovirus KYc01; and Metarhizium anisopliae PL-GM1.
According to the arrangement of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs for the formulation and revision of agricultural industry standards in 2023, ICAMA has undertaken the task of developing the standard for "Cultivation of Test Organisms for Environmental Impact Assessment of Pesticide Registration – Part 10: Seven-Star Ladybug" A draft for soliciting opinions has been prepared.
Starting on December 1, 2023, authorities in China will revoke the registration of omethoate, carbofuran, methomyl, and aldicarb formulations, prohibiting their production. However, legally produced products can be sold and used within the quality assurance period until December 1, 2025, after which their sale and use will be prohibited. Only the production and export of technical materials by the original manufacturers will be allowed, and they will be subject to closed-loop operation supervision.
After several rounds of strict evaluation and audit by authoritative certification bodies, Hangzhou REACH Technology Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as the "CIRS Group") has passed the audit process of ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certification and ISO 27001 Information Security Management System Certification.