REACH24H Unveils China’s Agrochemical Regulatory Insights at AgriBusiness Global Trade Summit
AVENTURA, August 25, 2023 – The AgriBusiness Global Trade Summit, held on August 9-10, provided a platform for industry professionals to engage in insightful discussions on key topics impacting the agrochemical sector. Among the prominent speakers was Robert Kiefer, General Manager of REACH24H USA Inc., a leading regulatory consulting group. Kiefer shared valuable perspectives on China’s agrochemical supply and the challenges surrounding regulatory harmonization.
In the session “Global Reformation of Regulation,” Kiefer, alongside professionals Dr Piyatida Pukclai, Regulatory Policy Manager at Knoell, and Alexandre Quesada, Executive Director/CEO of SmartTox Consulting Company, engaged in a panel discussion moderated by AgriBusiness Global Editor Renee Targos. The discussion touched upon the progress of regulatory harmonization among agencies worldwide.
Addressing the state of harmonization among regulatory agencies, Kiefer noted that significant advancements are yet to be made apart from maximum residue limits. He highlighted the impact of the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act of 2022 (PRIA 5) in the United States, which governs the registration process and provides guidelines for pesticide registration service fees and timelines.
While acknowledging the challenges of harmonization, Kiefer discussed China’s unique approach to registration. He emphasized that the recognition of OECD reports by Chinese authorities could significantly reduce testing time for foreign companies. However, he noted that China still has a long way to go in accepting OECD GLP reports.
The panel explored the diverse requirements and costs of registering agrochemical products in different countries, with a particular focus on China. Notably, China’s regulatory body, ICAMA, does not charge an evaluation fee.
He introduced, China recently introduced a draft amendment to enhance the pesticide management system, marking the first major revision since 2017. The amendment introduces new requirements for OECD-GLP report acceptance, pesticide registration and evaluation management, and authorization of registration data, aiming to improve the clarity and efficiency of China’s pesticide regulatory processes.
- Additional data cannot be submitted unless requested by the registration committee.
- Resubmissions should provide the required data according to ICAMA’s comments within two years.
- Safety data on humans, animals, e-fate, and agricultural product quality must always be provided.
- If multiple submissions are unsuccessful, a full registration dossier is required.
- … (Read more: China’s ICAMA Reveals Key Changes in Revised Draft of Measures on Pesticide Registration Management)
REACH24H Consulting Group’s participation and expertise at the AgriBusiness Global Trade Summit reaffirm its commitment to providing innovative solutions and insights that drive progress and shape the future of agriculture. With a focus on global collaboration and knowledge exchange, the company is poised to continue making significant contributions to the industry’s advancement.
About AgriBusiness Global Trade Summit
The AgriBusiness Global Trade Summit serves as a vital platform for industry leaders in the upstream value chain, including manufacturing companies, export and trading companies, importers, and distributors. The 2023 Trade Summit offered a range of activities to facilitate global trade, including educational sessions, a dynamic exhibit floor, private meeting rooms, and dedicated networking opportunities. Participants had the chance to connect, engage, and build business relationships with potential customers from all over the world.
About REACH24H Consulting Group
REACH24H Consulting Group is a leading provider of regulatory compliance solutions for the global agrochemical industries. Leveraging years of experience and a strong global presence, REACH24H delivers comprehensive services to ensure compliance with regulations, including pesticide regulation, fertilizer registration, disinfectant regulation, QSAR, Risk Assessment, GLP test and other compliance services. Find out more: https://www.reach24h.com/en/agrochemicals.