Advancement of pesticide regulatory management in Asia


RAP PUBLICATION 2013/08

Advancement of pesticide regulatory management in Asia

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok 2013


ABSTRACT

Since 1982, FAO has played an important role in assisting and supporting countries in Asia and the Pacific region to regulate the use of agricultural pesticides in accordance with the International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides. To strengthen pesticide management in the region and share information about regulatory processes among countries, FAO has been assisting countries in the region to achieve greater pesticide regulatory harmonization. This document is the outcome of a workshop to strengthen the regulatory capacities of participating countries and to serve as a model for other Asian countries to join the harmonization process. It reports on pesticide management at regional and country levels, and provides action plans that serve as a vision statement and roadmap for each country in the coming years.



Table of Contents

Foreword
List of acronyms
Introduction
    Pesticide regulatory harmonization in Southeast Asia by
        Piao Yongfan
    Highlights of questionnaire responses on pesticide regulatory
        harmonization by Gerd Walter-Echols and Piao Yongfan
    Harmonization goals and approaches of the GIZ-ASEAN project
        with regard to biocontrol agents by Thomas Jäckel
Regional status of pesticide regulatory management
    Status of harmonization of legislation and regulations
    Status of harmonization of minimum data requirements
    Development of a unified system of minimum data requirements
        (chemical pesticides)
    Development of a unified system of minimum data requirements
        (biological pest control agents)
    Status of harmonization of technical evaluation
    Status of harmonization of registration and licensing
    Status of harmonization of post-registration activities
    Opportunities for enhancement of regulatory management
    Summary and conclusions

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Country reports
    Bangladesh
    Cambodia
    China
    Indonesia
    Japan
    Korea, DPR
    Lao PDR
    Malaysia
    Myanmar
    Nepal
    Pakistan
    Philippines
    Singapore
    Sri Lanka
    Thailand
    Viet Nam
    Summary and conclusions

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Action plans and way forward
    Bangladesh
    Cambodia
    China
    Indonesia
    Japan
    Korea, DPR
    Lao PDR
    Malaysia
    Myanmar
    Nepal
    Pakistan
    Philippines
    Singapore
    Sri Lanka
    Thailand
    Viet Nam
    Opportunities for future harmonization
Annexes
    Compilation of questionnaire responses on pesticide regulatory
        management
    Lists of banned and restricted pesticides
    All pesticides/Rotterdam Convention pesticides
    Stockholm Convention pesticides
    Highlights of GIZ-ASEAN harmonization proposal for BCA and
        common aspects with the regional FAO/TCP guidelines

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