Brazilian regulatory change fails to deliver
The agrochemical sector in Brazil remains unimpressed with the effects of alterations to legislation on the import of pesticides into the country, national media report. The publication of normative instruction 19/2013 last July aimed to reduce the bureaucracy of the system, but industry believes it has failed to resolve the key problem of insufficient supply of products, newswire Agrolink reports. The regulation required that the importing company fill an online application to be delivered to one of the 27 state Ministry superintendents, which would respond within 30 days. It sought to avoid repetition in the process by integrating various existing approval systems.