Guidance for Harmonizing Pesticide Regulatory Management in Southeast Asia


RAP PUBLICATION 2012/13

Guidance for Harmonizing Pesticide Regulatory Management in Southeast Asia

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok 2012


ABSTRACT

This publication is the product of a project implemented under FAOs technical cooperation programme in response to the requests by eight member countries in Southeast Asia to assist them in achieving greater regulatory harmonization. Since 1982, FAO has played an instrumental role in assisting countries in the region regulate the use of pesticides. An efficiently regulated and managed pesticide registration scheme is a prerequisite for ensuring that pesticides are useful in controlling pests and for minimizing the potential risks to human health and the environment. The FAO International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides lays the foundation for the harmonization of pesticide regulations in Southeast Asia. The publication includes a set of five guidelines on (a) harmonization of pesticide registration, (b) harmonization of registration requirements for biopesticides, (c) harmonization of pesticide labeling, (d) harmonization of monitoring pesticide residues in agriculture products and (e) updated guidelines for the preparation of bioefficacy test protocols.



Table of Contents

Foreword
List of acronyms
Introduction
Summary and analysis
    Summary and analysis of registration requirements
    Summary and analysis of biopesticide registration requirements
    Summary and analysis of bio-efficacy testing requirements
    Summary and analysis of pesticide labelling requirements
    Summary and analysis of pesticide residue analysis requirements
    Summary and analysis of information exchange requirements
    Summary and analysis of formulation analysis requirements
    Summary and analysis of risk assessment requirements
Way forward
    Indicators of successful harmonization
    Country work plans
References
Attachments
    Attachment 1: Guidelines for harmonization of pesticide registration requirements
    Attachment 2: Guidelines for data requirements for the registration of biopesticides
    Attachment 3: Guidelines for the preparation of efficacy test protocols
    Attachment 4: Guidelines for harmonization of pesticide labelling
    Attachment 5: Guidelines for pesticide residue monitoring system
    Attachment 6: Recommendations for information exchange on pesticide regulatory
        matters
    Attachment 7: Check list for guideline parameters required for harmonization of
        pesticide registration requirements among Southeast Asian countries




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