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On 3 June, 2014, the registration of 95% mesosulfuron-methyl technical by Hebei Shijiazhuang Xingbai Bio-engineering Co., Ltd. was approved. The producer becomes the first domestic registrant of this product (excluding those of repackaging ones, similarly hereinafter).
According to the joint Announcement No. 1745, by the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the General Administration of Quality Supervision，Inspection and Quarantine, the registration, production license and production of paraquat AS for domestic market shall be revoked from 1 July, 2014; the paraquat AS registration for export of TKL producers is allowed. From 1 July, 2016 onwards, the sale and application of paraquat AS is banned in the domestic market. However, there haven’t been any report on the industrial production of newly developed paraquat formulations, thought there are reports on those which have acquired registrations.
As one of the highly efficient and low-toxicity insecticides, chlorfenapyr has been more and more popular in China in recent years. Eyeing the expanding demand for chlorfenapyr in the domestic market, more and more pesticide enterprises have started to set foot in the business of chlorfenapyr, leading to oversupply in the Chinese market.