China issues first 2013 agchem production permits
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has issued its first batch of pesticide production approval certificates for 2013. The list contains 205 approvals, which are valid for two years. It contains 52 approvals awarded to companies in north-western Shaanxi province, more than for any other province. The last batch of approvals awarded in 2012 also saw more certificates issued to Shaanxi companies than any those from any other single Chinese province ( Agrow No 655, p 19).