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Comparison of Product Chemistry Requirements and Key Points Analysis for Pesticide Registration in China, the US and Europe
Product chemical data is the most basic part among the pesticide registration dossier. In addition to identity information, it also includes the 5 batch analysis of the technical materials, phys-chem properties and physical hazards for both technical materials and preparations, and technical properties for preparations. Generally, tests are needed to generate data for the four parts. This article will compare the product chemistry requirements for pesticide registration in China, the US and Europe, hoping to help companies in pesticide registration in various countries.  
Status Quo of Pesticide Reevaluation in China
Pesticide reevaluation refers to the reassessment of a registered pesticide through safety, efficacy, and agronomic aspects, by using the latest scientific tools and findings. This procedure has been an established practice in developed countries and economies to grantee the sustained benefits of agricultural production, food safety, and environmental protection.
South Korea Seized 387 Illegal Consumer Chemical Products in H2 2021
In the second half of 2021, the South Korean Ministry of Environment and the Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute investigated and penalized a total of 387 illegal consumer chemical products, which include 340 products without completing the safety verification and reporting obligations, 33 products found to have excessive levels of hazardous substances and 14 products violating label requirements.
South Korea to Add 6 Existing Biocidal Substances for Deferred Approval
On December 31, 2021, the South Korean National Institute of Environmental Research released Announcement 488 to amend the designation of existing biocidal substances subject to deferred approval. A total of 17 previously designated substances will be removed, 8 and 15 existing substances will have their biocidal usage (product types) partially canceled or expanded, and 6 substances will be newly designated.
China Carries out Paperless Customs Procedures for Pesticides
On December 31, 2021, the Chinese Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs (MoARA) and the General Administration of Customs (GAC) jointly issued Announcement 416 to implement the electronic customs clearance of imported and exported pesticides. The announcement explains the qualification of pesticides and business entities data requirement, and procedures, as well as releases the latest version of “List of Pesticides Subject to Import and Export Management”.
China MoARA Proposes to Ban 4 Highly Toxic Pesticides
On December 21, 2021, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs(MoARA) invited a 30-day consultation to ban 4 highly toxic pesticides: Phorate, Isofenphos-methyl, Isocarbofos, and Ethoprophos.
China to Approve 7 Labs for Pesticide Registration
On December 16, 2021, the Crop Production Department of the Chinese Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs invited public consultation regarding the accreditation of pesticide registration tests.
China MoARA Requires More Image Data Supporting Fertilizer Registration
On October 21st and 22nd 2021, the Chinese Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs concluded the 6th session of the 9th Review Committee of Fertilizer Registration, putting forward strengthen measures to refine trial management, nutrient contents of organic water-soluble fertilizers(biostimulants), and product labels.
China MoARA Proposes Separate Data Requirements for Herbicides Used on Herbicide-tolerant Crops
On November 26, 2021, China MoARA opened a public consultation regarding the registration of herbicide used on herbicide-tolerant soybean and maize, aimed to regulate the regulatory study and registration of herbicide used on herbicide-tolerant crops: “Data Requirements for the Registration of Herbicides Used in Herbicide-tolerant Crops”,“Guideline on Field Efficacy Trial of Herbicides Used in Herbicide-tolerant Maize”,and “Guideline on Field Efficacy Trial of Herbicides Used in Herbicide-tolerant Soybean”.
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