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Argentine govt advances agchem applications resolution

The Argentine government has progressed a resolution on policies governing the application of pesticide products.

Argentina

Argentina presents agchem container disposal rules

Argentine Minister of Agroindustry Luis Miguel Etchevehere has revealed the regulation of minimum budgets law 27,729 for empty pesticide container management.
Argentina

Brazil growers fear "wave" of taxes on agchems

Brazilian growers are reportedly concerned about a “new wave” of tax increases on agrochemicals due to a lawsuit that could result in the withdrawal of tax exemptions and benefits from the pesticide industry.
Brazil

Albaugh Brazil head predicts generics boom in Brazil

President of US agrochemical and specialty chemical company Albaugh’s Brazilian operation, Albaugh Brasil, Renato Seraphim believes that the M&A activity among the major agrochemical companies has created openings for Brazilian generic pesticide suppliers.
Brazil Albaugh

Brazil Senate panel OKs draft GMO label rule change

The Brazilian Senate’s agriculture select committee approved a draft bill last year that would remove the obligation to label packaging for the presence of genetically modified material at below 1% concentration. 
Brazil

Uruguayan atrazine use to end next month

All agricultural uses of the herbicide, atrazine, will end in Uruguay at the start of next month. 
Uruguay Herbicides & PGRs

Colombian GM crop area dips in 2017

Colombian farmers planted some 95,117 ha of genetically modified crops in 2017, Colombian agrochemical association AgroBio reports.

Colombia Output Traits

Brazil draft bill challenges phase-out decision on paraquat

A draft bill in the Brazilian Parliament contests last year’s phase-out resolution against the herbicide, paraquat.

Brazil Brazil Anvisa

Brazil agchem container recycling flat in 2017

The collection and recycling of empty pesticide containers in Brazil was flat in 2017.

Brazil

BASF gains Brazil use extension for Nomolt 150

BASF has been granted use authorisation for aerial application of the insecticide, Nomolt 150 (teflubenzuron), on sugar cane in Brazil.
Brazil BASF

Brazil rejects call for agchem import duty

The Brazilian secretariat of foreign trade, the Camex, has rejected a Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade, the MDIC, request to impose import duties on formulated pesticides.
Brazil

Brazil FPA MPs 2018 focus on agchem registration system

The Brazilian parliamentary group for agriculture, the FPA, is prioritising the regulation of pesticides in its work with other MPs this year.
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