Heavier caseload and higher generic approvals in Brazil
The Brazilian authorities approved more generic pesticide active ingredients through the equivalence registration system in 2011 on a much larger caseload, the generic agrochemical industry association, the Aenda, says. Technical product (ai) registrations rose by almost two-thirds (+63%) to 57. That is the largest number of such approvals since the start of the system. The previous record was 41 in 2008, while there were only 35 in 2010. Formulated product approvals based on ai registrations through the system rose by 50% to 42. However, those were fewer than the 2009 peak of 49 authorisations.