In a year of opening new markets and strengthening the sector, Brazilian agriculture is increasingly occupying national and international agendas.

The projection for 2019 is positive: the Gross Value of Agricultural Production (VBP) is estimated to be the second highest in 30 years. Regarding agricultural pesticides, in September, the Official Gazette (Diário Oficial da União – D.O.U.) published Act No. 62, dated September 13, 2019, complementing the approval of new pesticides, totaling 325 registrations in 2019: 310 generics and 15 based on new active ingredients.

However, this does not imply a deliberate “intoxication” of the Brazilian population and importers of our products. This is because:

In conclusion, the reorganization and efficiency of national regulatory agencies through measures to streamline processes are commendable. The objective is to approve new, less toxic, and more environmentally friendly molecules, replacing old products, as well as the release of generic products.

It is essential to consider that the increased approval of agricultural pesticides does not necessarily mean increased consumption per cultivated hectare. That’s not how it works.

Regulatory Law in the field of Agribusiness is one of our specialties at Oliveira Souza Advogados.

* , Published in 09.17.2019.

Source: Agência Brasil

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