The Thematic Chamber of Agricultural Inputs of the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply has concluded that there are 12 measures that can be used to modernize the regulation of pesticides in Brazil. 
 
One of the main proposals is the creation of an electronic system to integrate the three agencies through the registration of agrochemicals in the country.
 
Another recommendation of the Chamber is that the Ministry assumes leadership of this process. Besides, the work group, which was coordinated by the Brazilian Association of Cotton Growers, has suggested more alterations in the legislation on the issue. 
 
“What we seek is to increase Brazilian competitiveness, which today is limited by factors, such as bureaucracy and lack of objectiveness. We need a revision of the laws that regulate pesticides, in order to stay in parity with our competitors. In different countries, the average time for the date of the protocol of the request and the registration of the product is three years, half of the time of what is spent in Brazil. In the meantime, our agriculture gets vulnerable, because plagues and diseases create resistance to the active principles when those remain in use for a time,” said the President of the Chamber, Júlio Cézar Busato, who is also vice-president of the Brazilian Association of Cotton Growers.
 
The dossier is the result of almost a year of work and was delivered this week to the Minister of Agriculture, Blairo Maggi. The group relied on the participation of Embrapa, Aprosoja, Sindiveg, Unifito, CNA, Fiesp, Abag, Andav and ABCBio. The 12 proposals are as follows:
 
1. Enhancement of the Brazilian legislation basing on the best regulatory practices of other important agricultural countries.
2. Electronic integrated system (Agriculture, Livestock and Supply x Anvisa x Ibama)
3. Applying de-bureaucratic measures where possible
4. Enhancement of post-registration procedures—Positive Lists (packages, formulators, components, and others)
5. Simplifying of Registration of identical products (clon)
6. Seeking to harmonize the procedure of the most efficient models in reference countries
7. Parameterize the assessment criteria of three regulatory agencies.
8. Improving the administrative structure and hiring technical experts for the registration agencies.
9. Give power to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply, such as the protagonist agency of important products for agriculture.
10. Prioritizing and imparting legality to the registration of important products for agriculture
11. Structuring a program of “Phase in” for replacement of products excluded from the market.
12. Combating smuggling/piracy