Brazil industry demands 2,4-D analyses extension
The Brazilian agrochemical industry trade association, the Sindiveg, has requested an extension to the 30-day limit for analyses and registration on 2,4-D herbicide impurities. The request was made on behalf of the industry's 2,4-D working group following a meeting it held early last month, the generic agrochemical industry association, the Aenda, reports. It is calling for the requirement to be extended to 60 days as there is no available laboratory in Brazil to carry out analyses of determined impurities of the herbicide and the logistics required to send such samples and receive certification “would take time”. Combined normative instruction INC 02/2008 of the three pesticide approval competent authorities sets a maximum of one month for the presentation of each batch analysis and a declaration by the registrant after import or production.