List of Banned and Restricted Pesticide Products in China

Pesticides are significant for agricultural industry. However, as the production, application and supervision of pesticides in China have not matured, pesticides may pose potential risks to human health and the ecological environment. In order to safeguard the safety of agricultural production, agricultural product quality and ecological environment and to effectively prevent, control and reduce their application risks, the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and other relevant competent authorities released several documents to prohibit/restrict the use of some pesticide products. To make it easier for enterprises to search for banned/restricted pesticide products, CIRS has prepared the List of Banned and Restricted Pesticide Products which covers all the pesticide products restricted/prohibited for use in China (up to 23 Jun. 2017).     

Appendix

1. List of Banned Pesticides (40)

S.N.

Name

Reason for Prohibition

Scope of Prohibition

MoA Announcement No. /Date of Issuance

Effective date of prohibition for Sale and Application of Technical Material and formulation with single active ingredient  

Effective date of prohibition for Sale and Application of mixtures

1

BHC/HCH

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)

18 pesticide products officially prohibited for use

MoA Announcement No. 199/5 Jun. 2002

Nongnongfa (2010) Notification No. 2 /15 Apr. 2010        

5 Jun. 2002

/

2

DDT

3

Camphechlor

4

HHDN/Aldrin

5

HEOD/Dieldrin

6

Nitrofen

Teratogenicity, carcinogenicity and reproductive toxicity

7

EDB

8

Chlordimeform

9

MATDA

10

Dibromochloropropane

11

Mercurial

Highly toxic and bio-concentration

12

Arsenic-containing insecticide

13

Plumbum

14

Floroacetamide

Extremely toxic and highly toxic


15

Tetramine

16

Sodium Fluoroacetate

17

Gliftor

18

Silatrane

19

Methamidophos

5 pesticide products officially prohibited for use

MoA Announcement No. 274 /30 Dec. 2003

Announcement No. 632 jointly issued by four ministries /4 Apr. 2006

Announcement No. 1 in 2008 jointly issued by six ministries /9 Jan. 2008

Nongnongfa (2010) Notification No. 2 /15 Apr. 2010              

9 Jan. 2008

/

20

Parathion-methyl

21

Parathion

22

Monocrotophos

23

Ammonium Phosphate

24

Fenamiphos

10 pesticide products officially prohibited for use

MoA Announcement No. 1586 /14 Jun. 2011

31 Oct. 2013

/

25

Fonofos

26

Phosfolan-methyl

27

Calcium Phosphide

28

Magnesium Phosphide

29

Zine phosphide

30

Cadusafos

31

Coumaphos

32

Sulfotep

33

Terbufos

34

Chlorsulfuron

Long residual effect which can lead to phytotoxicity

5 pesticide products officially prohibited for use

MoA Announcement No. 2032/9 Dec. 2013

31 Dec. 2015

/

35

Metsulfuron-methyl

31 Jun. 2015

(formulation with single active ingredient )

1 Jul. 2017

36

Ethametsulfuron

1 Jul. 2017

37

Asomate

Bring high risks to human and the environment and their impurities are carcinogenic

31 Dec. 2015

/

38

Urbacide

39

Pesticide products containing octachlorodipropyl ether

Very harmful to human and animals

1 pesticide product prohibited for use

MoA Announcement No. 747 /20 Nov. 2006

1 Jan. 2008

1 Jan. 2008

40

Paraquat ready-mixture aqueous solution

Very poisonous to human and animals

1 pesticide product prohibited for use

Announcement No. 1745 jointly issued by three ministries /24 Apr. 2012

1 Jul. 2016 (AS)

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2. List of Restricted Pesticide (21)

S.N.

Name

Reason for restriction

Scope of Prohibition

MoA Announcement No. /Date of Issuance

Date of Prohibition

1

Phorate (3911)

Highly toxic

Prohibition of use on vegetables, fruit trees, tea and Chinese herbal medicine

MoA Announcement No. 199 /5 Jun. 2002

Nongnongfa (2010) Notification No. 2/ 15 Apr. 2010

5 Jun. 2002

2

Isofenphos-methyl

3

Demeton

4

Carbofuran

5

Aldicarb

6

Ethoprophos

7

Phosfolan

8

Isazofos

9

Chlorpyrifos

Residual exceeding limits

Prohibition of use on vegetables

MoA Announcement No. 2032 /9 Dec. 2013

31 Dec. 2016

10

Triazophos

11

Dicofol

The impurity is organochlorine and residual exceeds limits

Prohibition of use on tea plants

   MoA Announcement No. 199/ 5 Jun. 2002

Nongnongfa (2010) Notification No. 2/15 Apr. 2010

5 Jun. 2002

12

Fenvalerate

13

Daminozide

Carcinogenicity

Prohibition of use on peanuts

MoA Announcement No. 274/30 Apr. 2003

Nongnongfa (2010) Notification No. 2/15 Apr. 2010

30 Apr. 2003

14

Omethoate

Highly toxic

Prohibition of use on cabbage

MoA Announcement No. 194/24 Apr. 2002

1 Jun. 2002

Prohibition of use on citrus trees

MoA Announcement No. 1586/15 Jun. 2011

15 Jun. 2011

15

Isocarbophos

Prohibition of use on citrus trees

16

Methomyl

Prohibition of use on citrus trees, apple trees, tea plants and cruciferous vegetables

17

Endosulfan

Highly toxic/POPs

Prohibition of use on apple trees and tea plants

18

Fipronil

Bring high risks to bees and it degrades slowly in water and soil.

For public health use or use as seed coating for corns and other dry farmland seeds only

MoA Announcement No. 1157/25 Feb. 2009

Nongnongfa (2010) Notification No. 2/15 Apr. 2010

1 Oct. 2009

19

Methidathion

Highly toxic

Prohibition of use on citrus trees

MoA Announcement No. 2289/22 Aug. 2015

1 Oct. 2015

20

Methyle Bromide

Highly toxic/controlled products under Montreal Protocol (destroy the ozone layer)

For soil fumigation only (under the instruction of professionals)

21

Chloropicrin

Highly toxic

3. List of Pesticide Products Suspended for Registration (13)

S.N.

Name

Reason

MoA Announcement No./Date of Issuance

1

Demeton

Highly toxic

MoA Announcement No. 194 /24 Apr. 2002

2

Phorate (3911)

MoA Announcement No. 194/24 Apr. 2002       MoA Announcement No. 1586/15 Jun. 2011

3

Omethoate 

4

Isocarbophos

5

Isofenphos-methyl

6

Methomyl

7

Aldicarb

8

Carbofuran

9

Methidathion

10

Ethoprophos

11

Aluminium Phosphide 

12

Methyle Bromide

13

Endosulfan

4. List of Newly Added Pesticide Products Proposed to be Banned/Restricted (for Public Comments) (8)

S.N.

Name

Reason for Prohibition/Restriction

Scope of Prohibition

MoA Announcement No. /Date of Issuance

Date of Prohibition

1

Phorate (3911)

Highly toxic

Prohibition of use on vegetables, melons, tea, sugarcane and Chinese herbal medicine

MoA Announcement (draft) Nongbannonghan (2015) No. 14/2 Jul. 2015

1 Oct. 2015

2

Isofenphos-methyl

3

Carbofuran

4

Endosulfan *

Highly toxic/POPs

Banned for use in agriculture

MoA Announcement (draft) Nongbannonghan (2017) No. 6/12 May 2017

27 Mar. 2019

5

Methyle bromide *

Highly toxic/ controlled products under Montreal Protocol (destroy the ozone layer)

1 Jan. 2019

6

Acephate *

Extremely and highly toxic

Prohibition of use on vegetables, melons, tea, fungus and Chinese herbal medicine

1 Jul. 2019

7

Carbosulfan *

Highly toxic

8

Dimethoate *

Note: * Prohibition deadline has not arrived yet.


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