Opinions of the General Office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs on the Certification of Mosquito Repellent Products

The agricultural and rural (agricultural and animal husbandry) departments (bureaus and commissions) of all provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities directly under the Central Government, and the Agricultural and Rural Bureau of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps:
In recent years, various localities have discovered in the market supervision and inspection that a variety of "mosquito repellent stickers", "mosquito repellent", "mosquito liquid", "mosquito repellent bracelets", etc., with anti-mosquito and mosquito-repellent functions using plant-derived ingredients as raw materials have been found in various localities. product. Our ministry has conducted research on whether such products are pesticides under the "Regulations on Pesticide Management" (hereinafter referred to as "Regulations"), and hereby put forward the following opinions.

According to the first paragraph of Article 2 of the "Regulations", pesticides refer to chemical synthesis or sources used to prevent and control diseases, pests, grasses, rodents and other harmful organisms that harm agriculture and forestry, and to purposefully regulate the growth of plants and insects. A substance or a mixture of several substances used in living things or other natural substances and their preparations. According to the second paragraph of Article 2 of the Regulations, pesticides include one substance or a mixture of several substances and their preparations used to prevent and control mosquitoes, flies, cockroaches, rats and other harmful organisms. Based on this, to determine whether a certain product is a pesticide, it should be defined according to the functional purpose of the product, the place of use, and the object of protection. If the product label and manual indicate that the product has anti-mosquito and mosquito repellent functions, regardless of whether its active ingredients are chemical or plant-derived, the product belongs to the category of pesticides and should be managed as pesticides in accordance with the law.