Brazil amends ag input import rules
Inspections, quality control and risk analysis performed on pesticides imported into Brazil will be carried out under new criteria. The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture issued new rules under regulation IN 49 in November covering imports of several products, including the plant health inspection procedures of agricultural inputs via its foreign trade transactions system, Siscomex. It requires the use of at least one of eight inspection and control procedures on the import of products subjects to Siscomex import licences. The publication of IN 49 revokes regulations IN 40/2008, IN 43/2003 and IN 25/2003, the generic agrochemical industry association, the Aenda, says.