China releases final batch of 2011 production OKs
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has issued its fifth and final tranche of pesticide production approval certificates for 2011. The list contains 404 production approvals. China issued 861 pesticide production approval certificates in the first six months of 2011 ( Agrow No 621, p 23). As has historically been the case, the MIIT granted the majority of authorisations for pesticide processing or mixing of agrochemical compounds. The approvals are valid for two years.