Anvisa Bans Pesticide Carbendazim in Brazil

Resolution RDC No. 739, of August 8th, 2022.

Resolution of the National Health Surveillance Agency of Brazil (Anvisa) bans the active ingredient carbendazim used in pesticide products in the country. This applies to all technical and formulated carbendazim-based products currently registered or in process of registration.

At an extraordinary meeting held on 08/08/2022, the collegiate board of Anvisa decided to ban the use of carbendazim in agriculture in Brazil.

Ban on the importation, production, marketing and use of technical and formulated products based on Carbendazim will be carried out gradually. Among other provisions, the importation of technical and formulated products is prohibited from the date of the Resolution, while the marketing of formulated products will be prohibited after six months.

The export of technical products will be prohibited 12 months after the publication of the Resolution, after which companies must provide for the proper disposal of the remaining products within two months. Requests for toxicological evaluation in progress for registration and post-registration purposes of pesticides based on the active ingredient are immediately rejected.

Products intended for final use, acquired by farmers, legal entities or individuals, and by seed treatment industries, may be used until they are over, in accordance with the expiration date.