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On 25 March 2022, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) published its notice No. 542 announcing final registration data requirements for herbicides used on genetically modified crops. The notice takes into effect immediately. This means that China will soon permit the planting of major GM varieties of major feed or food crops.
Pesticide registration is complex, time-consuming and sometimes expensive. In order to help related enterprises know more about the pesticide registration in China, CIRS Group summarizes frequently asked questions (FAQ) about pesticide registration in China for those who wish to sell pesticide active ingredients and formulations to China. 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.
In China, only feed ingredients and additives listed in catalogue of approved feed ingredients and additives can be used in animal feed products, including pet food. New feed ingredients or feed additives must be approved by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) in China first before they can be used in animal feeds. China MARA maintains two positive lists: Catalogue of Feed Additives and Catalogue of Feed Ingredients. Before you export feed additives to China or register animal feeds in China, it is very important to search whether all ingredients and additives are on the positive list.
Free Guide on Pesticide Regulation and Registration in China is a report drafted by CIRS Group to help companies and individuals who would like to sell their pesticides to the People’s Republic of China and get their pesticide products registered with ICAMA. The guide describes key definitions, main regulations, authorities, pesticide registration process, data requirements and post-registration labelling requirements.
Fertilizers are regulated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) and the Secretariat of Fertilizer Registration Review Committee in China. Fertilizers require registration or record-filing before they can be produced, imported or used in China. In this guide, we will give you a step-by-step guide on fertilizer registration in China. In China, not all fertilizers require registrations. Fertilizer registration is divided into the following categories depending on whether a registration is required or not. Typically, it takes about 6 months to 1 year to get approved.
According to China MARA's announcement, 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.
According to the data published on the website of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture of Rural Affairs (MARA) in 2021, there are a total of 40 approved new pesticides in China, which is a significant increase when comparing with only 5 new pesticides approved in 2020.
In China, pesticides require registration with ICAMA prior to their production, import or use. In this guide, we will give you a step-by-step guide on pesticide registration in China.
The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) published draft registration requirements for herbicides used on genetically modified crops on 26 Nov 2021.
In China, pesticides are usually divided into chemical pesticides, biochemical pesticides, microbial pesticides and botanical pesticides according to their sources and the latter three are often regarded as biopesticides. 2017 Announcement No. 2569 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People’s Republic of China "Data Requirements for Pesticide Registration" has formulated separate registration data requirements for biochemical pesticides, microbial pesticides and botanical pesticides. Even though there is no single definition of biopesticide in China, there are definitions for biochemical pesticides, microbial pesticides and botanical pesticides. These definitions will help you determine whether your products can be classified as biopesticides in China.