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China Pesticide Registration

In China, pesticides require registration before they can be produced, imported, sold, or used China. Pesticide means a substance or mixture or other preparation of one or more substances derived from chemical synthesis or originated from biological and other natural sources used to prevent or control diseases, insects, weeds, rodents, or other organisms harmful to agriculture and forestry and aimed to regulate the growth of plants and insects.

Typical products that require pesticide registrations include herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, plant growth regulators, seedcare products, biopesticides and public health pesticides such as mosquito repellants, wood preservatives, snail-killing agent and termite control agent.


  • Regulations on the Control of Agrochemicals (Decree 677 of the State Council, effective on June 1, 2017).

  • Measures on the Management of Pesticide Registration (Decree 3 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People's Republic of China, effective on June 1, 2017)

  • Data Requirement on Pesticide Registration (Decree 2569 of the Ministry Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People's Republic of China, effective on November 1, 2017.)

Who Shall Register?

  • Pesticide manufacturers: a domestic enterprise holding a pesticide production permit.

  • Enterprises that export pesticides to China: an overseas enterprise exporting a pesticide produced overseas to China.

  • Developers of new pesticides: a Chinese citizen, legal person, or other organization applying for new pesticide registration.

Overseas pesticide registration applicant shall appoint a Chinese agent to facilitate the registration work.


Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals (ICAMA) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) in China is responsible for pesticide registration management, pesticide import, and export management, pesticide supervision.

Pesticide Registration Types

In China, pesticides include conventional chemical pesticides, public health pesticides, rodenticides, biopesticides, anti-microbial pesticides and botanical pesticides. 

Pesticide registrations can be divided into the following types:

  • Manufacturing-use products: New Active ingredient TCs (TKs), Me-too TCs (TKs), Non-me-too TKs (TCs)

  • End-use products: New pesticide formulations; Products of unregistered formulation type; Products of unregistered active ingredient content; New ready-mixtures; Products of unregistered application scope; Products of unregistered application method; Me-too formulations; Similar formulations;

  • Change registration: Expand application scope; Change of application method; Increase dosage; Reduce dosage; Change of TC (TK) specification & composition; Change of formulation specification & composition; Change of toxicity level.

Registration Data Requirements

Pesticide registration applicant shall submit required registration data to agriculture authority according to relevant product registration type, which typically includes test reports on product chemistry, toxicology, environment, efficacy and residue, risk assessment reports, sample labels, SDSs, relevant literature data, application form, qualifications of applicants and a statement on the authenticity of submitted documents.

Registration and Evaluation Process


Our Services

We provide one-stop solutions to help you comply with pesticide regulation in China. 

Our services include:

  • Pesticide registration;

  • Export-only registration;

  • Pesticide registration legislation and policy survey;

  • Registration budget, cost control and registration strategy;

  • Data evaluation and gap analysis;

  • Testing coordination;

  • Product safety assessment report(environment/health/dietary);

  • Dossier preparation and submission;

  • Import and export customs release certificate;

  • Renewal of pesticide registration certificate;

  • Advice and training on pesticide production permit.

Why Choose Us?

The agrochemical division of CIRS group is located in Beijing for better communications with ICAMA and MARA. All team members have master's degree or above in plant protection, chemistry or environmental science. The core members of this team are senior regulatory experts and risk assessment technical experts that have worked in top multi-national agrochemical companies for many years and have successfully registered multiple new  pesticideAIs in China. We can help you remove your regulatory challenges and ensure smooth pesticide registrations in China.