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China MARA to Revoke the Registrations of 4 Highly Toxic Pesticides, Including Phorate, Isofenphos-methyl, Isocarbophos and Ethoprophos

On 21 Dec 2021, the general office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) in China issued a letter soliciting opinions on the adoption of phase-out measures for 4 highly toxic pesticides, including phorate, isofenphos-methyl, isocarbophos and ethoprophos. The deadline for comment is 21 Jan 2022.

According to the annoucement, the registrations and production licenses for 4 highly toxic pesticides, including phorate, isofenphos-methyl, isocarbophos and ethoprophos will be revoked from 1 Mar 2022. Their sales and use will be completely banned from 1 March 2024.

Reference

http://www.chinapesticide.org.cn/zwdt4xw/22227.jhtml