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On July 26, 2018, Shandong Province held a Standing Committee of People's Congress to conduct a special discussion on the work safety production in the province. The meeting indicated that in 2017, Shandong has closed and changed production for nearly 600 unqualified chemical companies. In the next step, the relocation of hazardous chemicals enterprises in urban densely populated areas will be speeded up, and the total number of chemical parks in the future will be determined. The province will only retain no more than 75 comprehensive parks and 10 professional parks through rectification.
Since June 2018, a total of 3 Chinese companies have made official registrations of flumorph related products.
² On 28 June, Jiangxi Haikuolisi Biotechnology Co., Ltd. obtained a registration of 25% flumorph WP;
² On 24 July, Hailir Pesticides and Chemicals Group obtained a registration of 30% flumorph + cyazofamid SC and Shandong Audis Bio-Tech Co., Ltd. 15% flumorph + metalaxyl-M WP.
In August 2018, Jiangsu Yangnong Chemical Co., Ltd. (Jiangsu Yangnong) signed a Letter of Intent on the Share Transfer of Sinochem International Crop Care Company Limited (Sinochem Crop Care) and Shenyang Sinochem Agrochemical R&D Co., Ltd. (Sinochem Agrochemical R&D) with its affiliated party Sinochem International Corporation (Sinochem International). This is a move intended to accept 100% of shares in both Sinochem Crop Care and Sinochem Agrochemical R&D from Sinochem International in cash.
On 8 Aug., 2018, on the 2018 New Purchase Summit of Alibaba, Dow announced to open its purchase mall on the 1688 platform of Alibaba and signed a Dow Purchase Deal with it. It means that Dow has started to use the Alibaba platform to realize its digital transformation and improve its efficiency in purchase and sale.
At the end of July 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA, former name: MOA) issued the "Notice on the Prevention and Control of Major Pests and Diseases of Autumn Grain Crops". It said that according to the monitor of pests and diseases, and affected by recent precipitation and high temperature, the occurrence of major pests and diseases of crops, such as rice, corn and potatoes, would happen severely, posing a greater threat to food production. Therefore the MARA attached great importance to it and required all localities to implement prevention and control measures at an early date and resolutely curb the outbreak of pests and diseases.
On July 11, 2018, Changzhou Municipal Government of Jiangsu Province received a real name report saying that thousands of tonnes of chemical wastes from a pesticide company in Jiangsu were transported to Jintan Shuibei Industrial Park to landfill illegally. Then the Environmental Protection Bureau of Jintan District conducted an investigation.
On 1 August 2018, Bayer Crop Science opened the official corporate store on Taobao.com. Prior to this, Bayer has already run 2 flagship stores on this platform, respectively for the sales of pharmaceuticals and sanitary horticultural pesticides. This new store was named as Bayer Crop Science Official Corporate Store, specifically for the sales of agricultural pesticides.
On 20 July 2018, BASF held a ceremony for the launch of its new wheat seed coating called Heyue in Jinan City, Shandong Province. This is another big movement after the AgCelence corn seed health seminar held by BASF.
In July 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) held a conference about the answers to Suggestions on Promoting Unified Prevention and Control Services by Agricultural Aviation Plant Protection. The following are details.
DowDuPont Inc. (DowDuPont) recently launched a product mix based on Fatuo (法砣), providing a new high-yield combination to help control the key rice insect pests and diseases in Jiangsu Province.