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Regulations on Administrative Protection of Agricultural Chemical Products (1992)

( Approved by the State Council of People' s Republic of China on December 26, 1992 and
Promulgated by Decree No. 7 of the Ministry of Chemical Industry on December 26, 1992 )

General Provisions

Article 1.   These Regulations are enacted with a view to expanding economic and technological cooperation and exchange with foreign countries, providing administrative protection to the lawful rights and interests of the owners of the exclusive right of foreign agricultural chemical products.

Article 2.   The "agricultural chemical products", as mentioned in these Regulations, refers to chemical synthetic pesticides used in agricultural production, they are herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, raticides and plant growth regulators produced by means of chemical synthesis.

Article 3.   Enterprises and other organizations and individuals from the country or the region, which has concluded bilateral treaty or agreement with the People' s Republic of China on administrative protection of agricultural chemical products, may apply for administrative protection of agricultural chemical products in accordance with these Regulations.

Article 4.   The competent authorities of chemical industry under the State Council receives and examines applications for administrative protection of agricultural chemical products, grants administrative protection to the agricultural chemical products which conform with the provisions of these Regulations, issues the certificates for administrative protection to the applicants.