In the world of the “Big Six” agriculture-chemical companies, marketing a product is like trying to find shelf space in the cereal aisle dominated by a handful of brand names, but that’s what Chinese pesticide producers are looking to do. Dow Chemical Co, Syngenta AG, Monsanto Co, Bayer AG, BASF SE and E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Co are producing the majority of their agriculture-chemical products in China, according to Telisport Putsavage, a pesticide industry expert and environmental counsel at Sullivan & Worcester law firm in Washington…Full-text article: People’s Daily Online Aug 2013

Key points

  • China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina), China’s largest generic agricultural-chemical company, is seeking to break in the U.S. market
  • In 2010, China overtook the U.S. as the top producer of pesticides

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