Brazil 2007 registration advance in 2007
Brazil cleared up a large part of its backlog of pesticide registration applications in 2007. The build-up of all requests fell by 81.4% in the first 11 months of the year to 250, executive director Tulio Oliveira of Brazil's generic industry association, the AENDA, told Agrow. The figure includes applications for research, registrations requiring a complete dossier on an active ingredient, generic ai equivalency and formulated product approvals. The Brazilian Agriculture Ministry's chamber of agricultural inputs, the CTIA, reviewed progress on the registration process at a meeting with industry and approval body representatives in December. The annual review was the first since Decree 5981 on speeding up registrations came into force in December 2006 (Agrow No 510, p 15).