• In terms of annual crop production volume, China is the world’s sixth largest producer. China uses almost 200 GM cotton varieties accounting for 80% of gross cotton production. Expressed in financial terms this accounts for an annual turnover of 44 billion CNY. In 2006, transgenic breeding wasMore...

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  • e we provide an explanation delivered by Mr. Zong Fulin, Division Director of the newly formed office in which he explains the rationale for the establiIn March 2013, ICAMA (Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agricultural) established a new division called the PesticideMore...

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  • With the worsening of China’s PM 2.5 problems, there is an urgent need of effective governance against pollutant emission which must be achieved by improving the compulsory standard targeting specific industries. In China, 50% of the PM 2.5 particulates are directly released as emissions, while theMore...

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  • China’s Regulations on Pesticide Administration (Decree 326 of the State Council) was promulgated and enacted on 29 November 2001. It is the overarching legislation for the pesticide sector, aiming to control the production, registration, marketing and use of pesticides. On 20 July 2011, a draftMore...

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  • The current inflationary trend in glyphosate prices is reminiscent of 2008 when the price surged to over 100,000 Yuan per ton. This previous “glyphosate bubble” hallmarked by a huge price increase and subsequent crash is tempering investors and speculators enthusiasm with understandable caution.More...

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  • REACH24H as member of the Regulatory Toxicology and Risk Assessment Committee attended the Member Congress hosted by Chinese Society of Toxicology at 29 May, in Suzhou China. At this congress, Mr. Tao Chuanjiang from ICAMA (Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture)More...

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  • The GB 2763-2012, which was issued under the joint Announcement 22 of MOA and MOH, has come into force on Mar 1 2013. As the latest compulsory standard, it contains 2293 limits for 322 active ingredients on 10 categories of food commodities, and can also be considered as a replacement of someMore...

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  • Pesticide residue problems and food safety scandals have proved fertile ground for the growth of the biopesticide sector in China's crop protection industry. Addiontally favourable legislation and regulations are designed to prioritize innovation in this sector. Buzz words surrounding theMore...

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  • China is one of the largest pesticide exporters in the world with  exports of 1,440,000 tons in 2011. Chinese pesticides are however criticized by the international stakeholders for being inferior and of poor quality. To combat the dismal reputation of Chinese products, the government is developingMore...

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  • There are four correlated regulations are available for the agrochemical companies to maintain their intellectual properties in China. However due to China’s backward IP protection system and different interpretations by different competent authorities, patent protection is increasingly favored byMore...

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