FAQs on China’s New Pesticide Registration: Compliance Made Easy

Jun. 03rd, 2024
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Navigating the complexities of regulatory compliance in today’s ever-changing landscape can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to new pesticide registration in China. In this guide, we aim to provide invaluable insights to help your company overcome these challenges. We have curated a list of seven critical questions sourced directly from China’s ICAMA (Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture) to address key aspects of new pesticide registration in China.

By exploring these insights, you will gain a deeper understanding of the requirements, procedures, and strategies necessary to successfully navigate the registration process and achieve compliance for your pesticide products in China.

Q1: Should new pesticide active ingredients and formulations be applied for registration simultaneously?


A: Yes. When applying for the registration of a new pesticide in China, the applicant should submit the registration applications for both the new pesticide active ingredient and the new pesticide formulation and provide pesticide standards.

The registration of the new pesticide active ingredient and the new pesticide formulation will be approved simultaneously only when both meet the requirements, and they will not be approved individually.

Q2: Do the active ingredient and formulation of a new pesticide under the protection period need to be submitted for registration simultaneously?


A: No, they do not need to be submitted at the same time. After a new pesticide has been registered, for other enterprises to apply for the registration of the same new pesticide active ingredient or formulation during the new pesticide protection period, they only need to submit the registration application based on the data requirements for the new pesticide active ingredient or formulation, without the requirement to submit the active ingredient and formulation registration applications simultaneously.

Q3: Does the applicant for the new pesticide active ingredient and formulation have to be the same?


A: No, it doesn’t have to be the same. The new pesticide active ingredient and formulation can have different registration applicants, but they should still submit the registration applications simultaneously.

Q4: Can a new pesticide formulation apply for registration on multiple crops?


A: Yes.

Q5: Can the new pesticide formulation be a mixed formulation?


A: Yes. A new pesticide refers to a pesticide containing active ingredients that have not yet been approved for registration in China, including the new pesticide active ingredient (parent compound) and the new pesticide formulation. The new pesticide formulation can be a single-active ingredient product or a mixed formulation.

Q6: When a pesticide is within the protection period of a new pesticide, which registration category should pesticides be submitted by the applicant?


A: The applicant should submit the registration application based on the data requirements for the new pesticide. Article 17 of the Measures for the Administration of Pesticide Registration stipulates that within 6 years from the date of registration of a new pesticide, if other applicants submit their own data or data authorized by the holder of the new pesticide registration certificate to apply for registration, they should follow the application requirements for a new pesticide.

Q7: Which registration category should be used to submit information for mixed formulations containing active ingredients within the protection period of new pesticides?


A: For a mixed formulation containing an active ingredient under the protection period of a new pesticide, the applicant should submit the registration application based on the requirements for a new pesticide registration, and the registration information requirements for new mixed preparations should also be met.

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