China is the leading country when it comes to pesticide production globally.
With production set at 3.75 million tons as of 2015, China has been a critical player in the elimination of pests which attack both plants and animal.
Evidenced by its acquisition of Syngenta AG, the previous world’s leading pest manufacturer, China has made a significant impact in helping family boost their income through the use of highly effective pesticides manufactured in China.
Also, the use of the pesticide will see to improvement in the farmers’ income. Thus, the increase in the use of pesticide has become more feasible when considered from an investment standpoint as crop yields are easily boosted which more than compensate for the cost of pesticide used.
Consequently, pesticide importation is a very lucrative business for any entrepreneur, investors, and business owners can venture into.
This is in part due to the higher demand for the use of strong pesticides which have the bulk of them produced in China.
As the leading exporter of farm produces, commodities, fertilizers, pesticide and herbicide, China remains the destination of many importers because of many factors such as;
- Best Value for Money
- Seamless Process of Importation
- Affordable Shipping Rate
- High-Quality Products
- Well-refined and organized mass production
The Need for Pesticide Registration
However, despite the apparent lucrativeness and high demand for pesticide globally, the importation of pesticide is very demanding across all the countries; from Africa to the United States to the European nations.
The reason for this is not farfetched; pesticide like any other chemicals is poisonous when misused, as such, the importation of pesticide follows a stringent guide which can easily dissuade people who want to venture into the business.
Awiner as the leading agrochemical industry in China with over a decade of existence with strong alliances with many agrochemicals and pest control company in the world has come up with a complete guide on how to import pesticide from China.
Awiner has recorded many successful registration experiences in several countries such as Kenya, Yemen, Afghanistan, Mauritius, Uzbekistan, Nepal, and many more.
We have carefully highlighted all you need to know, from the pesticide registration process to document submission, how to get the best deal and to choose the most reputable pesticide manufacturing companies in China.
The guide is highly comprehensive, and when fully followed, it will make pesticide importation business a seamless process to you.
What is Pesticide Registration?
Pesticide registration is the process whereby importers comply with the rules and regulations guiding the importation of chemicals into a particular country.
For many nations, the registration procedure includes the evaluation of pesticide chemicals, labeling, and usage to guarantee that the pesticide will post no unreasonable advert effects on consumers, the public and the environment at large.
Why Undergo Pesticide Registration?
Undergoing pesticide registration process is a crucial effort to guide against the introduction of harmful or ineffective pesticide products into the market.
An explicit explanation is a situation where business owners want to import and distribute pesticide in their country; they must be registered in the relevant department of the state to get approval which can either be through the issuance of registration certificate and other proofs.
For instance, the Pest Control Products Board (PCPB) is responsible for pesticide registration in China while the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is in charge of that of Yemen.
Check for the relevant board in your state to have an insight of the pest registration procedure for your specific region.
What do I need from my China Agrochemical Supplier?
After you have conducted in-depth research on the best companies that will give you the best deal regarding price affordability, quality, and warranty, the next thing is to curate all the documents you are required to obtain from your suppliers.
While the document issued by different agrochemical companies may vary, however, the primary factory evaluation documents necessary to complete your pesticide registration process include;
- The range of products and target markets
- Test reports – Certificate of Analysis & (MSDS) sheets
- Continuity of supply and support
- Technical review of the manufacturing facilities
- Quality control measures and procedures
- ISO 9001-2000 certification
These are the primary documents required by your home pesticide importation administrative unit. However, there are exceptions whereby there will need to acquire additional compliance documents.
When this occurs, you will have to request your supplier to show you previous reports like EU – REACH Compliance.
In extreme cases of importing specific pesticides depending on very critical needs, the process may be more tedious and time-consuming.
As such, you may need to provide the export license which may interrupt the export processes.
What documents do I need to get approval from my country pesticide control department?
As stated earlier, the documents required to sanction pesticide importation from each country differs, and so is the time it takes to obtain those documents.
While pesticide regulatory body in each country offers a different level of stringency, however, getting familiar with all the necessary documents will ease you the pressure of patronizing these boards and help to save your precious time.
The standard documents required include;
- Identification data for products and manufacturers
The data required include the identity, composition, and analysis of products.
This consists of the general information regarding the brand name, trade name or trademark of the of the product.
Also, the data should show the name of the product, from the IUPAC name – International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), common name – International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) name, and the number of active ingredients incorporated into the pesticide.
Also, you must provide the information on your personal and company details as an applicant; names of contact and company, company’s address, email address and telephone numbers.
In addition, you may be requested to provide the physical and chemical properties of your intended pesticide products.
- Data showing the efficacy of the product
In their bid to protect you as an importer and the consumer as well, most pesticide regulatory bodies will insist that you supply information that will show that the products will be effective.
The file to be submitted should contain the information on ecotoxicology and toxicology of the product to be imported.
Also, the bio-efficacy trial should be included.
This should encompass the trial site, scientific concentration, investigator analysis, timing or frequency of application, trial product, trial results and residue at left at different levels.
Also, the phytotoxicity level in the treated crop should be stated.
- Information Regarding Application and Mixing Instruction
This involves the method of application, type of equipment to be used, rate and technique for each pesticide use, volume and variety of diluent per unit of volume or area, site re-entrance period.
Also, the dossier should contain the timing of application to show whether it is annual, monthly or per crop cycle application.
Other Information to supply includes that application rate per unit, the concentration of the active ingredient in the products and the duration of the protection expected.
- Data Showing the Risk to Human and the Environment
It is imperative to display the information on the protection techniques to be employed when using the pesticides, maybe the availability of buffer zone or the use of personal protective wear like overalls, glove, nose mask, respirators, etc.
You must also include in the dossier is where the use of the pesticide will be prohibited and show its incompatibility with other products for mixing.
Likewise, you must state the disposal procedures to follow in case of an accident during transportation, storage, and use.
You will also be required to provide information about the antidote to use as a first aid measure in case of an accidental consumption by human or livestock.
- Labeling Instruction
In most countries, the dossier is mandated to include information on the probable hazard classification, labeling, symbols, and safety phrases.
Also, information regarding the risks that can arise from the recommended methods, precautions and handling procedure must be explicitly stated.
Note: The information above doesn’t encompass all the requirement from every country.
It is only a sample of the significant information that is required to be supplied in the dossier before you can be granted the certificate to import pesticide.
Do well to consult your local (Chemical) Pesticide Regulatory Body.
Now that we have pinpointed some of the standard document we need to get our pesticide registration process successful, we will be guiding you the step-by-step process of Pesticide Importation from China.
How Awiner Can Help You
Awiner is widely experienced in handling everything related to importing pesticide products from China to every part of the world. With over 10 years of export chemical and bio pesticide products.
We possess extensive networks of partners in most Pest Control Departments in places such as Yemen, Kenya, Nepal, Afghanistan, Mauritius, Uzbekistan, and several others.
Our partners are always ready to give you the necessary assistance without charging you any additional payment.
At Awiner, we pride ourselves in our ability to aid our clients in making pest registration a seamless service. You can count on us to save you time and money.
With Awiner, importation pesticides from China have never been this better.