More Chinese manufacturing approvals
China has issued its fifth list of pesticide production approval certificates for 2010. The list contains 178 new production approvals and 682 production approval renewals. The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) granted the majority of authorisations for pesticide processing or mixing of agrochemical compounds. Companies must apply to the MIIT for renewals three months before their certificates expire. Approvals are valid for two years. In its previous tranche of certificates, the MIIT issued 187 new production approvals and 422 renewals ( Agrow No 596, p 20).