China eases pesticide transport
The Chinese Ministries of Transportation, Agriculture and Public Security, together with the State Administration of Work Safety have issued new regulations regarding pesticide transportation. Pesticides classified as being of negligible and low toxicity, as well as median toxicity pesticides whose individual containers are within 5 kg or 5 litres, can be transported as ordinary freight. Acute and highly toxic pesticides are to be transported as hazardous freight. There are 600 types of pesticide registered in China, and 23,000 registered pesticide products.