On 3 December 2018, the 12th list of pesticides to be approved for registration was unveiled by the Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. The pesticide, 98% tolfenpyrad TC of Shandong Hailir Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Hailir) was listed for official registration. In addition, its 15% tolfenpyrad SC and 20% chlorfenapyr·tolfenpyrad SC were also approved for registration. All target cabbage plutella xylostella.
On Nov. 2, 2018, Nantong Jiangshan Agrochemical & Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Nantong Jiangshan) announced that the company and Zhongtian Technology Co., Ltd. (ZTT Group) signed the “Strategic cooperation framework agreement” in Nantong City, Jiangsu Province on Nov. 2, 2018.
On 21 November, 2018, Li Yongping, Senior Agronomist with the Pesticide and Spraying Equipment Division, National Agro-Tech Extension and Service Center (NATESC), introduced the consumption of pesticide and machinery in China in 2018 and gave a forecast on the domestic demand for the products next year.
On 22 November 2018, Bayer CropScience launched 4 new products, namely Wenteng® (fungicide), Jixian® (insecticide), Rutian® (seed coating for rice fungi killing), and Qimeixin® (fungi killing purpose seed coating).
Afidopyropen is to be launched onto the Chinese market in 2019. Dr. Lu Yuejian, Senior Manager from the Product R&D Department of BASF Greater China made detailed introduction about it.
On 21 November, 2108, Shenzhen Noposion Agrochemicals Co., Ltd. (Nopoison) held a product release conference in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, unveiling two triflumezopyrim-based new products—Aijia (爱稼) and Xianrui (先锐). With unique mechanism of action, both products display outstanding and long-lasting control efficiency to rice planthopper at a relatively small dosage.
On 19 November 2018, Limin Chemical Co., Ltd. (Limin Chemical) made the Announcement to Terminate the Agreement on Share Transfer of Shandong Damin Chemical Co., Ltd. (Shandong Damin).
On 5 November 2018, Hailir Pesticides and Chemicals Group (Hailir) held a talkfest of northern clients namely “To Build 1st Pyraclostrobin Brand”. Over 100 clients from 10 north provinces such as Hebei, Shanxi, Anhui, and Henan were present.
The 34th China Plant Protection Information Exchange & Pesticide and Sprayer Facilities Fair will be held in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province from 22 November, 2018. At that time, ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd. will unveil three new products including Agil® (herbicide), Geruili® (insecticide) and Baofute® (fungicide).
The Ministry of Commerce has decided to impose anti-dumping duties on imported ethanolamine originating in the United States, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Thailand from Oct. 30, 2018 for a period of five years.
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