Argentina bans dichlorvos and trichlorfon

Argentina’s National Service of Health and Food Quality (Senasa) has banned the import, commercialization and use of insecticides/acaricides based on dichlorvos, which is used on tobacco and grain storage facilities, in keeping with international norms for residue of pesticide. The norm forces companies in the agrochemical sector who register products that contain this active principle to declare their stock within the next 30 days. The prohibition is also extended to trichlorfon, which is not sold now for agricultural use in the country.