Honduras Authorizes Registration of Generic Agrochemicals

In order to enhance productivity in the field, the government once again authorized registration of generic agrochemicals.

Friday, October 1, 2010

The restriction imposed since 2006 for generic agrochemicals, was lifted at the request of rice farmers in the context of negotiations taking place to secure purchase agreements.

The president of the Honduran Association of Rice Producers (AHPRA), Fredy Torres, told La Tribuna "We have been proposing the registration of generics for seven months in order to break monopoly schemes which affect our production costs.”

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Costa Rica Publishes New Rules for Agrochemicals

January 2017

The new regulations will come into force in July 2017 and state that pesticide registrations can be renewed for equal consecutive periods of ten years and must be processed in the six months prior to their expiration.

Agricultural entrepreneurs expect the new regulation published yesterday in the official newspaper La Gaceta to start solving bureaucratic problems that have affected the sector for years, as before now they had to wait several months to complete the process for registering products.

Agrochemicals Ban Back on the Table

May 2016

Members of the ruling party in El Salvador have once again taken up the issue of the proposed banning, without any technical foundation, of the use of 53 agrochemicals in the country.

Although in 2013 the Executive made observations on the decree purporting to completely prohibit the use of the 53 products , arguing that some were already prohibited by international standards and asking for scientific studies for the remaining, once again there has been an attempt to pass the measure without taking into account its effects on agriculture.

Honduras: Law on Sale of Agrochemicals Approved

July 2014

The new law regulates the sale of products for agricultural use and establishes color bands labels according to the degrees of toxicity classified by the WHO and the FAO.

From a statement issued by the National Congress of Honduras:

Tegucigalpa - The National Congress finalised approval on Thursday, in a third and final debate, of the Adjustments to the Law for the Sale of Agricultural Products with Different Degrees of toxicity, presented by the Liberal MP for Choluteca, Yuri Sabas, and ruled on by the ordinary commission for health and which is part of the Government Legislative Plan 2014-2018, submitted last March by President of the Legislature, Mauricio Oliva.

Trends in Agrochemicals in Guatemala

May 2012

There has been an increased use of fungicides and herbicides, produced with improved technologies, for the purpose of increasing productivity and environmental protection.

A statement from the Trade Office of Costa Rica reads:

Guatemala is beginning to take the first steps towards implementing new technologies in agrochemicals for crops, with a focus on environmental care and higher yields.

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