Costa Rica: Changes in Regulation of Agrochemicals

Farmers have proposed amending the regulation on agrochemicals in order to bring it up to date and streamline product registration procedures.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

From a statement issued by the National Chamber of Agriculture and Agribusiness:

The National Chamber of Agriculture and Agribusiness (CNAA) together with the Association of Agricultural Engineers (CIAgro) today delivered to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) a proposal to amend the registration of pesticides in the country.

The plan modification to the "Regulation on Registration, Use and Control of Formulated Synthetic Pesticides, Technical Grade Active Ingredient, Adjuvants and Related Substances of Agricultural Use", Executive Decree No. 33495, was prepared based on technical guidelines which were sent to the State Phytosanitary Service at the MAG.



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