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From 16-17 November 2017, the 2017 Pesticide Formulations Seminar, hosted jointly by Jiangsu Crop Protection Industry Association and Jiangsu TOM Packaging Machinery Co., Ltd., was held in Jiangsu Province. Specifically the enterprise representatives discussed about how to achieve intelligent and mechanized development in the domestic pesticide formulations business and paid visits to the production sites of the domestic top pesticide formulations processors.
Lianhe Technology Co., Ltd. (Lianhetech) announced on December 9, 2017 that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jiangsu Lianhe Technology Co., Ltd. (Jiangsu Lianhe) intended to construct Xiangshui hazardous waste landfill project in Xiangshui Industrial Economic Zone in Yancheng with total estimated investment of USD75.6 million. Lianhetech expressed that the investment was a brand-new attempt for company to enter the environmental protection industry.
In November 2017, Jilin Bada Pesticide Co., Ltd. (Jilin Bada) held a cooperation exchange for key clients in Jing Gangshan, Jiangxi Province, a move intended to specifically promote its patented product “Xiang Er” (享尔) (40% coumoxystrobin + tebuconazole SC) to its channel partners around the country.
The Catalogue for Classification & Administration of Pollutant Discharge Licensing for Stationary Pollution Sources (Version 2017) released in 2017 makes it clear that the pollutant discharge licenses should be issued to the pesticide technical manufacturers, manufacturers of pesticide intermediates mainly used for pesticide production and pesticide formulations processors in the pesticide manufacturing industry. The deadline is set in 2017, except that for biochemical pesticide and microbial pesticide manufacturers.
Recently, the National Agro-Tech Extension and Service Center (NATESC) predicted that the occurrence of major diseases and pests in 2018 will be serious on the whole.
On 7 December 2017, Limin Chemical Co., Ltd. (Limin Chemical) announced to use its self owned funding of USD1.5 million to establish a fully owned subsidiary called Jiangsu Limin Detection Technology Co., Ltd. in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. Specifically,
During 2011-2016, China’s import/export volume and value both showed increases first and then decreases. In regard to pesticide technical, its export volume presented decreases in the proportion to the total figure while the corresponding export value only had small changes, making up about 60% of the national figure. By contrast, the export value of pesticide formulations rose frequently, accounting for increasing proportion to the total, and the export volume also grew quickly. All this indicated that the domestic pesticide industry has recovered as a whole.
While it is getting hard to innovate traditional products, Chinese pesticide producers are now witnessing an annual growth of 10%+ in the domestic seed coating agent business. In Sept. 2017, the Ministry of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China announced its requirement of 90%+ seed coating treatment for winter wheat in key planting regions. With all these favourable factors, the domestic seed coating market starts a new round of striving development.
From 22-24 November, the 2017 China Plant Protection Information Exchange & Pesticide and Sprayer Facilities Trade Fair was hosted in Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province. The day before this, DowDuPont’s Agriculture Business Department officially released new products, Pexalon™ insecticide developed by DuPont and Rinskor herbicide by Dows AgroSciences.
On 20 Nov., 2017, the Ministry of Commerce of China published a notice that it was primarily ruled that there was dumping behavior in the imported MIBK from South Korea, Japan and South Africa. As a result, the domestic MIBK was substantially injured. It had decided to adopt the security deposits as a temporary anti-dumping measure.