On 11 February, 2020, four mainstream producers of intermediates used for manufacturing imidacloprid and acetamiprid in China (listed below) jointly made a declaration of their supply of the involved intermediates.
² Ningxia Soochow Agrochemical Co., Ltd.
² Ningxia Beilite Biotechnology Co., Ltd.
² Jiangsu Tendenci Chemical Co., Ltd.
² Shandong Sino-Agri United Biotechnology Co., Ltd.
The contents of the declaration are as follow:
In recent years, unauthorized companies and individuals manufacturing imidacloprid and acetamiprid have been popping up in China. Their activities are a violation to the Regulation on Pesticide Administration and a great damage to the normal operation order of the pesticide industry and the legitimate interests of those authorized manufacturers. In addition, theses law breachers are suspected of tax evasion.
Imidazolidine is an essential intermediate used to make imidacloprid, and cyanoethyl ester is the one for acetamiprid. The four declarants are legal manufacturers of these two intermediates with complete qualification certificates and accredited waste treatment facilities.
In order to abide by the Regulation on Pesticide Administration and relevant laws and regulations and to protect the legitimate interests of regular clients, the four declarants are hereby making the following solemn commitment to the society:
From the day this commitment was signed, the declarants will not provide imidazolidine or cyanoethyl ester directly or indirectly through affiliated companies, senior management or controlling shareholders to the following parties in any manner:
1. manufacturers of imidacloprid and acetamiprid without complete production qualification certificates;
2. intermediaries and traders;
3. buyers outside Mainland China excluding Bayer and Syngenta.
In addition, the declarants will not provide imidazolidine or cyanoethyl ester to any domestic companies except those legal manufacturers of imidacloprid and acetamiprid as follow, unless they can provide required certificate documents including pesticide registration license and pesticide production license which will be carefully examined.
² Qingdao Hailir Pesticides & Chemicals Co., Ltd.
² Jiangsu Yangnong Chemical Co., Ltd.
² Jiangsu Changqing Agrochemical Co., Ltd.
² Hebei Yetian Agricultural Chemical Co., Ltd.
² Jiangsu Changlong Agrochemicals Co., Ltd.
² Jiangsu Kwin Group Co., Ltd.
² Rudong Huasheng Chemical Co., Ltd.
² Anhui Huaxing Chemical Co., Ltd.
² Nanjing Redsun Biochemical Co., Ltd.
² Ningbo Sunjoy Agroscience Co., Ltd.
Given any violation of the commitment, the four declarants will willingly make compensation to the above-mentioned manufacturers of imidacloprid and acetamiprid by returning 10% of the accumulative purchase value for any involved intermediate(s) of each of the manufacturers during the past three years respectively.
At the same time, manufacturers, traders and other kinds of companies and individuals all around the country are encouraged to report the above-mentioned illegal production activities to the Neonicotinoid Products Collaboration Group, China Crop Protection Industry Association (CCPIA), for which they will be kept in secret and rewarded once their reports are certified.
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