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Brazil President Bolsonaro issues decree providing faster authorization for pesticides

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Although current law foresees a period of 120 days for authorizing or rejecting the use of new pesticides, in practice this period is about 6 years. The decree foresees faster approval of priority processes for pesticide registrations and rules for prioritizing new registrations, among other aspects.

According to the Presidency, the goal is to increase competition in the pesticide market. The government says that as a result, more modern and less toxic products can be used, in addition to reducing costs for producers.

The decree also changes the rules regarding pesticide applicators on farms. Henceforth, these . . .

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