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Detail

Area
Brazil
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Glyphosate
Date
18/08/2018
Policy Category
Other
Policy Instrument
Pesticide regulation
Description
Federal court overruled an injunction suspending the use of products containing glyphosate, a herbicide widely employed for soybeans and other crops, citing potential economic damage at national level.
Notes
In August, a Brazilian judge suspended the use of product containing glyphosate, a herbicide extensively employed for soybeans and other crops in Brazil and world-wide. Under the injunction, existing and new registrations of products containing the chemical were to be suspended as of September 2018, until the country’s health authority ANVISA issued the findings from its re-evaluation of the herbicide’s safety. Eventually, after Brazil’s Solicitor General filed an appeal backed by the Agriculture Ministry, arguing that the suspension would harm farmers and potentially result in a loss of around USD 25 billion in export earnings, the injunction was overruled. The Appeals Court maintained that the injunction would harm the country’s economy.