Brazil - Prohibition of the active ingredient Paraquat in pesticide
This Resolution changes substantially the Resolution RDC - 177, 21 September 2017, which provides the prohibition of the active ingredient Paraquat in pesticides in the country and on transitory mitigation measures. Art. 1 Art. 3 and 4 of the Resolution - RDC nº 177, 21 September 2017, shall be in force with the following wording: "Art. 3 The following conditions regarding products based on the active ingredient Paraquat are prohibited from the date of the publication of this Resolution: I - the production and importation of products formulated in packages with a volume of less than 5 (five) liters; II - the use in avocado, pineapple, asparagus, beet, cocoa, coconut, cabbage, pasture, pear, peach, rubber, sorghum and grapes cultures; and III - costal, manual, aerial and open cabin tractor applications. Paragraph 1 Under the terms of item I, the production of products formulated in packages with a volume of less than 5 (five) liters is excluded for export purposes. Paragraph 2 The products acquired by farmers, legal or physical, destined to the final use, can be used until its exhaustion Art. 4 - The requests for the toxicological evaluation for the purposes of registration of technical products formulated based on the active ingredient of paraquat pesticide in process at Anvisa are closed from the date of publication of this Resolution. (NR) Art. 2 – It changes to 180 (one hundred and eighty) days the deadline established on the art. 5º of Resolution RDC 177/2017 Art. 3 – It changes to 120 (one hundred and twenty) days the deadline established on the art. 6º of Resolution RDC 177/2017.
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