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China Strengthens Regulation of Pesticides and Creates Centralized Pesticide Bureau

By Paul Davies, Bridget Reineking, and Andrew Westgate China, the world’s largest producer and consumer of pesticides, is strengthening its regulation of agrochemicals. The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) recently issued revisions to the country’s pesticide registration requirements, which officially came into effect on November 1, 2017. Pesticide use in China accounts for over one-third of … Continue Reading

Higher Fines Imposed for Environmental Offences

By Paul Davies, Michael Green and Alice Gunn Powerday plc was issued a record fine in April this year for offences relating to operations involving over 17,000 tonnes of waste deposited and stored illegally. Powerday – one of the biggest waste-management companies in the South-East of England – pleaded guilty and was subsequently fined £1 … Continue Reading

China Revises Hazardous Substances Restriction Laws

By Paul Davies, Andrew Westgate and Alice Gunn China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has recently announced a revised version of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS 1), which will come into effect on July 1, 2016. The revised legislation (RoHS 2) has significant implications for domestic and international companies manufacturing electrical and … Continue Reading
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