Call for Brazil/China generic agchem deals
Brazilian and Chinese agrochemical suppliers and manufacturers should create partnerships, a bi-national event organiser says. Consultancy AllierBrasil director Flavio Hirata notes that Chinese pesticide manufacturers are about to experience a surge in registrations of their generic agrochemicals in Brazil. The majority of generic pesticide registrations at the Ministry of Agriculture are for products manufactured in China and India, while the first generic product of a “mainland” Chinese company was recently approved, he told the newswire, Agrolink. That was for the herbicide, picloram, for use in pastures. ”In the coming months, several registrations of Chinese manufacturers will be available in the market,” Mr Hirata adds. The call comes ahead of the IV China-Brazil Agrochem Show next month. Agrochemical imports from China rose from 2,178 tonnes in 2001 to 37,910 tonnes in 2010, when it was the country’s major source of pesticide imports ( Agrow No 612, p 17).