China issues agchem manufacturing approvals
The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has issued a draft list for its eighth batch of pesticide production approval certificates for 2012. The list contains 44 approvals, and was published for a one-week public consultation period in early September. The majority of the draft approvals are for pesticide processing or mixing of agrochemical compounds. Only one company, Nanjing Redsun Biochemical, would be granted a new approval for the manufacture of an active ingredient - the herbicide, nicosulfuron (95%) if the list were endorsed. Nanjing Redsun Biochemical is one of three companies acquired by Nanjing Redsun in a restructuring plan that was completed last year ( Agrow No 646, p 9). The last list of pesticide production approvals, released in August, contained 172 approvals ( Agrow No 647, p 17).