Costa Rica acts on approvals backlog
Costa Rica has issued temporary legislation to speed up the approval of generic pesticides that “have been stuck” in the registration process. The contingency regulation came into force earlier this year “to resolve delays” with applications made prior to Decree 33495 coming into force on January 10th 2007. Some 458 products were held up in the process at the end of 2008, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. The thorny issue became popularly known as the “presa [seized]” registrations.