Guatemala sets divisive agchem registration rules
Guatemala has set contentious new requirements for the registration of agrochemical products. The Ministry of Agriculture resolution, Accord 127/2009, was issued in April. It covers new registrations, approval renewals, endorsement, revocation and re-evaluation of registrations. Industry has reacted with alarm. There are irregularities on intellectual property rights, inadequate reference profiles, and possible violations of multilateral agreements at government and industry level, the Guatemalan agrochemical industry association, the Agrequima, told Agrow.