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May. 15, 2014

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Chinese government has been actively taking measures to confine the use of high risk pesticides. It has published a series of restriction policies to protect human health and environmental safety by restricting the sell and use of certain products that are highly toxic or with carcinogenic and teratogenic properties, or have potential to contaminate daily diet through leaving excessive residues on food.

The tables below show the complete list of pesticides banned or restricted by Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and other ministries and commissions.

Table 1 pesticides banned by Chinese government

No. Banned pesticide Due to Number of the announcement from MOA(and others)/Date
1-4 *HCH, *DDT, *aldrin, *dieldrin persistent organic pollutant No.199/ Jun 5, 2002
5 *toxaphene(camphechlor) persistent organic pollutant; environmental hormone substances; carcinogenesis ; teratogenesis
6 nitrofen

carcinogenesis; teratogenesis

7 dibromochloropane reproduction toxicity
8-9 *EDB,*chlordimeform Carcinogenesis;
teratogenesis
10-12 *mercurycompounds,arsena,acetate high toxicity; accumulation
of heavy metals; human
and environmental
impact
13 Bis-ADTA teratogenesis
14-18 *fluoroacetamide,tetramine,
sodiumfluoroacetate, gliftor, silatrane
very high toxicity 
19-23 *methamidophos,
*parathion,
*parathion-methyl,
*monocrotophos,
*phosphamidon
high toxicity 2008 No. 1 from 5 ministries and commissions /Jan 8, 2008
24-33 fenamiphos,fonofos,phosfolan-methyl,lcium phosphide,megnesium phosphide,zinc phosphide,cadusafos,coumaphos,
sulfotep,terbufos
high toxicity No. 1586/Jun 15, 2011
34-36   chlorsulfuron(technical, single
agent and mixture, tribenuron-methly and 
metsulfuron-methyl single agent
long residual effect; phytotoxicity to follow-up crops No. 2032 /Dec 9, 2013
canceled the technical and mixture
registration of ethametsulfuron and
metsulfuron Jul 1, 2015
banned the sell and use of chlorsulfuron,ethametsulfuron and
metsulfuron with single agent from
Dec 31, 2015
banned the sell and use of mixture
with ethametsulfuron and
metsulfuron from
Jul 1, 2017
37-38 canceled the registration of
asomate and urbacide
the production and use of organic arsine poses high risk to human, animals and the environment, No. 2032/Dec 9, 2013
banned the sell and use of asomate
and urbacide from Dec 31, 2015
stopped the repcaking registration
of high/very high toxic product
high / very high toxicity No. 194/Apr 22, 2002
stopped the repcaking registration
of rodenticide
high / very high toxicity No. 274/Apr 30, 2003
*pesticide already in the Rotterdam Convention


Table 2 pesticide restricted by Chinese government


No. Restricted pesticide Restricted range Due to Number of the
announcement from
MOA(and others)/Date
1-8 phorate, isofenphos methyl, demeton, carbofuran, aldicarb,
ethoprophos,
phosfolan, isazofos
no use on vegetables, fruit trees, tea, herbal medicine high toxicity No. 199 /Jun 5, 2002
9-10 dicofol, fenvalerate no use on tea tree impurities of organochlorine、 excessive residues
11 omethoate no use oncabbage and citrus trees high toxicity No. 194/ No. 1586/Apr 22, 2002/Jun 15, 2011
12 daminozide no use on peanuts carcinogenesis No. 274/Apr 30, 2003
13 fipronil except for use on hygienic and dry crop seeds coatings high risk to aquatic organisms and bees, degraded slowly in soil No. 1157 from
3ministries and 
commissions/Feb 25,
2009
14-17 isocarbophos no use on citrus trees high toxicity No. 1586 /Jun 15, 2011
methomyl no use on citrus, apple, tea trees and brassicaceous vegetable high toxicity
endosulfan no use on apple and tea trees high toxicity / persistent organic pollutant
methyl bromide no use on strawberries and cucumbers high toxicity /damage theozone sphere
18   paraqut technical and liquid formulation Stopped the new product registration high toxicity No. 1745 from
3ministries and 
commissions/Apr 24,
2012
paraqut cancel the liquid formulation registration, retain those export from technical companies from Jul 2, 2014
paraqut stop the sell and use of liquid formulation from Jul 1, 2016
19-20 chlorpyrifos triazophos stopped the new registration on vegetables excessive residues, poses risk to diet No.2032 /Dec 9, 2013
cancel the registration on vegetebles from Dec 31, 2014
ban the use on vegetables from Dec 31, 2016

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