Argentina & Paraguay share registration know-how
Argentine and Paraguayan regulators have debated their separate agrochemical registration systems this month. Top-ranking regulators from the Argentine animal and plant health inspection service, the Senasa, and the Paraguayan plant health and seed quality service, the Senave, compared and contrasted their respective processes in registering products, companies and laboratories. The Senasa emphasised its risk-based approach to ensuring worker and environmental safety as well as efficacy in approving pesticide products. The Senave revealed its process of improving its system to keep pace up with neighbouring national regulators, and extending its monitoring of pesticide use in the countryside. The Senasa is Argentina’s central unitary competent authority in approving pesticide active ingredients and products.