Thiamethoxam registrations up in China
As Syngenta's thiamethoxam insecticide patent nears its expiration date of July 21st 2013, a number of Chinese pesticide manufacturers are gearing up to seize a portion of the market for the active ingredient, reports the China Crop Protection Industry Association. In the first five months of 2013, five companies gained Chinese pesticide registrations for thiamethoxam technical. They comprise Hebei Haoyang Chemical Industry, Tianjin Huayu Pesticide, Hebei Ruide Chemical, Jiangsu Changlong Agrochemical and Hebei Xingbai Pharmaceutical. The registrations are valid for five years. There are 12 manufacturers that hold Chinese registrations for the ai.