China Releases List of Restricted Pesticides (2017)

China Releases List of Restricted Pesticides (2017)On 31 Aug 2017, China MoA issued Announcement 2567 of 2017 namely the “List of Restricted Pesticides”, which was subject to public consultation earlier this year (AgroChemical Portal News: China MoA Consults Pesticide Registration New Data Requirements).

On 1 Apr 2017, China initialized a new phase of regulatory reform, promulgating the new “Regulation on the Administration of Pesticide” in which catalogued management of high risk pesticides was adopted. A total of 32 pesticides are included in the list. Pesticides included in the list are subject to additional labelling requirements beginning on 1st of Oct 2017. Finished products using these pesticides must be labeled with “Restricted Use” in addition to specifying usage conditions and special requirements on the label. If the product is designated for cultivating edible agricultural outputs a specific safety interval should also be provided (indicates the length of time harvest can be started after last usage of the pesticide).

China enacted the “Administration Measures for the Marketing License of Pesticide” under which it is stipulated that a marketing license is required for all pesticide distributors prior to business activities. Compared with general use pesticides, the license for the marketing of restricted pesticides is issued by agricultural authorities at a provincial level rather than at a county level. Restricted pesticides are also subject to “designation marketing management” which requires the following:

  • Real-name purchase;
  • The distribution will be oriented only to cotton, oil crop and non-food crop planted regions;
  • The number of shops will limited to only 20 per county;
  • The establishment marketing restricted pesticide should be distant from  vegetable, fruit, tea and Chinese herb cultivation regions;

In the 2017 list, 22 pesticides are required for designation marketing and the timeline for a further 12 will be prescribed separately:

List of Restricted Pesticides (2017)

1*

phorate

甲拌磷

17*

flocoumafen

氟鼠灵

2*

isofenphos-methyl

甲基异柳磷

18*

sodium diphacinone

敌鼠钠盐

3*

carbofuran

克百威

19*

warfarin

杀鼠灵

4*

aluminium phosphide

磷化铝

20*

coumatetralyl

杀鼠醚

5*

endosulfan

硫丹

21*

bromadiolone

溴敌隆

6*

chloropicrin

氯化苦

22*

brodifacoum

溴鼠灵

7*

methomyl

灭多威

23

carbosulfan

丁硫克百威

8*

ethoprophos

灭线磷

24

daminozide

丁酰肼

9*

isocarbophos

水胺硫磷

25

chlorpyrifos

毒死蜱

10*

aldicarb

涕灭威

26

flubendiamide

氟苯虫酰胺

11*

methyl bromide

溴甲烷

27

fipronil

氟虫腈

12*

omethoate

氧乐果

28

dimethoate

乐果

13*

paraquat

百草枯

29

fenvalerate

氰戊菊酯

14*

2,4-D butylate

2,4-滴丁酯

30

dicofol

三氯杀螨醇

15*

botulinum Toxin C

C型肉毒梭菌毒素

31

triazophos

三唑磷

16*

botulinum Toxin D

D型肉毒梭菌毒素

32

acephate

乙酰甲胺磷

"*": pesticide subject to designation marketing management

Reference Link

MoA’s News Release(in Chinese)

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