List of 70 Pesticide Products to be Prohibited and Restricted in China in 2023

According to the list of banned and restricted pesticide products in China, the ban dates of some pesticide products are approaching.

2,4-D butylate will be banned from January 23, 2023. Methyl bromide can be used for “quarantine fumigation treatment” and is forbidden in agriculture. Methidathion has no registered preparation. The legally produced products of Phorate, Isofenphos-methyl, Isocarbophos and Ethoprophos can be sold and used within the warranty period and will be prohibited for sale and use from September 1, 2024.

So far, 50 kinds of pesticides have been banned or will be banned in China, and 20 kinds of pesticides have been banned in some scope.

List of Prohibited Pesticides


BHC, DDT, Toxaphene, DBCP, Chlordimeform, Chlordimeform, Bifenox, Aldrin, Dieldrin, Mercurial, Arsines, Lead, Methanediamine, Fluoroacetamide, Glyftor, Tetramine, Sodium Fluoroacetate, Silatrane, Methamidophos, Parathion, Parathion-methyl, Monocrotophos, Phosphamidon, Fenamiphos, Fonofos, Phosfolan-methyl, Calcium phosphide, Magnesium phosphide, Zinc phosphide, Cadusafos,  Coumaphos, Sulfotep, Terbufos, Chlorsulfuron, Ethametsulfuron, Metsulfuron-methyl, Asomate, Methylarsinediyl bis, Dicofol, Gamma-BHC, Endosulfan, Methyl bromide, Sulfluramid, Methidathion, Paraquat, 2,4-D butylate, Phorate, Isofenphos-methyl, Isocarbophos, Ethoprophos.

Pesticides Prohibited in Specific Scopes


Common NameProhibited scope
Phorate, Isofenphos-methyl, Carbofuran, Isocarbophos, Omethoate, Methomyl, Aldicarb, EthoprophosProhibited on vegetables, melons and fruits, tea, fungi and Chinese herbal medicines, for the prevention and control of sanitary pests, and for the prevention and control of diseases and pests of aquatic plants
Phorate, Isofenphos-methyl, CarbofuranProhibited on sugarcane crops
Systox, Phosfolan, IsazofosProhibited on vegetables, melons, fruits, tea and Chinese herbal medicines
Acephate, Carbosulfan, DimethoateProhibited on vegetables, fruits, tea, fungi and Chinese herbal medicines
Chlorpyrifos, TriazophosProhibited on vegetables
DaminozideProhibited on peanuts
FenvalerateProhibited on tea
FipronilProhibited on all crops (except for the coating of corn and other dry land seeds)
FlubendiamideProhibited on rice

Note: The sale and use of Phorate, Isofenphos-methyl, Isocarbophos and Ethoprophos will be prohibited from September 1, 2024.

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