Brazil promises more generics
Brazil's government is heeding pressure to boost the generic pesticide market. The President's Ministry, the Casa Civil, has promised industry more products and more frequent registrations through the equivalence system, according to the Brazilian generic agrochemical industry association, the AENDA. "The Ministry has promised 15 generic registrations per month," AENDA executive director Tulio Oliveira says. However, the promise is not official policy and has followed pressure from the generic industry and farmers' representatives from the Brazilian agricultural confederacy, the CNA, he stresses.