Vietnam Bans 10 Active Substances from Use in Biocides

Vietnam Bans 10 Active Substances from Use in BiocidesOn June 19, 2020, The Vietnamese Ministry of Health promulgated Circular 11/2020/TT-BYT, aimed to renew the list of active ingredients prohibited or restricted from uses in household insecticides and disinfectants. Comparing with the previous list, 8 substances were newly announced as prohibited substance and 2 substances were transformed from restricted substances to prohibited substance and Emamectin benzoate and Spinosad are the 2 new substances newly subject to restriction.

The Circular will take effect as of August 20, 2020, and the biocidal products already been granted with registration may continue to be manufactured and imported for a maximum of one year and be circulated and used for a maximum of 2 years from the effective date on the following cases:

  • Biocidal products containing Chlorpyrifos ethyl, Hexythiazox, Fipronil, Beta-cyfluthrin, Cyfluthrin, Trichlorfon, Diazinon, Acephate, Malathion and Methanol;
  • Biocidal products containing Emamectin benzoate and Spinosad whose use scope does not comply with the new restriction.

MoH will stop receiving and processing biocide registration applications concerning the 10 new prohibited substances. Products containing the restricted substances that already circulated in Vietnam may continue to be marketed only when advertised within their registered scopes. If the registrant wishes to expand the claim, an additional registration formality should be completed.

List of Active Ingredients Prohibited from Use in Household Insecticides and Disinfectants

No.

Active ingredient

CAS number

1

Acephate(newly added)

30560-19-1

2

Aldrin

309-00-2

3

Benzene hexachloride (BHC)

58-89-9

4

Beta-cyfluthrin(newly added)

68359-37-5

5

Chlordance

57-74-9

6

Chlordecone

143-50-0

7

Ethyl chlorpyrifos(newly added)

2912-88-2

8

Cyfluthrin(newly added)

68359-37-5

9

Diazinon(newly added)

333-41-5

10

Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT)

50-29-3

11

Dichlovos

62-73-7

12

Dieldrin

60-57-1

13

Endosulfan and isomers

 

14

Endrin

72-20-8

15

Fipronil(newly added)

120068-37-3

16

Heptachlor

76-44-8

17

Hexachlorobenzene

118-74-1

18

Hexachlorocyclohexane and isomers

 

19

Hexythiazox(newly added)

78587-05-0

20

Microbial insecticide and disinfectant (except Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis AM65-52 and266-2 strains)

 

21

Compounds containing cadmium

 

22

Lead compound

 

23

Isobenzen

297-78-9

24

Isodrin

465-73-6

25

Lindane

58-89-9

26

Malathion(newly added)

121-75-5

27

Methanol (must not be used as the main active ingredient in formulated disinfectants and the acceptable level as the impurity in end-use formulation shall not be greater than 2,000mg / L).(newly added)

67-56-1

28

Methamidophos

10265-92-6

29

Methyl Parathion

298-00-0

30

Monocrotophos

6923-22-4

30

Mirex

2385-85-5

32

Naphthalene

91-20-3

33

Paradichlorobenzene (1,4-Dichlorobenzene, p-DCB)

106-46-7

34

Ethyl Parathion

56-38-2

35

Pentachlorophenol (PCP) and related salt compounds

 

36

Perflurooctane sulfonic acid and related salt compounds

 

37

Phosphamidone

13171-21-6

38

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB)

1336-36-3

39

Strobane

8001-50-1

40

Toxaphen

8001-35-2

41

Trichlorfon(newly added)

52-68-6

List of Active Ingredients Restricted from Use in Household Insecticides and Disinfectants

No.

Active Ingredient

CAS number

Use Scope

1

Agnique TM MMF

52292-17-8

Larvicide-purpose only, prohibited from water treatment

2

Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti), strain AM65-52, 266-2

 

Larvicide-purpose only, prohibited from water treatment

3

Bromchlophos

53095-31-1

Only in ULV formulations targeting outdoor flies

4

Diethyl toluamid

134-62-3

Do not use for children under 4 years old

5

Diflubenzuron

35367-38-5

Larvicide-purpose only, prohibited from water treatment

6

Dimethyl phthalate

131-11-3

The concentration shall be less than30% and do not use for children under 4 years old

7

Emamectin benzoate(newly added)

155569-91-8

Only in cockroach bait with the content of less than 0.2%

8

 Fenitrothion

122-14-5

Only in ULV formulations targeting outdoor flies, mosquitoes and cockroaches

9

Methoprene

40596-69-8

Larvicide-purpose only, prohibited from water treatment

10

Novaluron

116714-46-6

Larvicide-purpose only, prohibited from water treatment

11

Spinosad(newly added)

168316-95-8

Prohibited from water treatment

12

Temephos

3383-96-8

Larvicide-purpose only, prohibited from water treatment and household uses

13

Pyriproxyfen

95737-68-1

Prohibited from water treatment and household uses

Reference Link

MoH Circular 11/2020/TT-BYT(in Vietnamese)

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