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Flavio Hirata
Partner   AllierBrasil Consulting & Advisory

Mr. Flavio Hirata, MBA, agronomist, consultant from AllierBrasil. He can be reached at Flavio.hirata@uol.com.br. His Skype is: flavioyhirata.

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  • Pesticide registration in Brazil: clarifying the numbers   2019-03-26

    As everyone knows in 2018 the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture approved a record number of pesticide registrations, totaling 450. Notably, this was the result of an effort made by the regulatory authorities.

    As everyone knows in 2018 the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture approved a record number of pesticide registrations, totaling 450. Notably, this was the result of an effort made by the regulatory authorities.

  • Brazilian glyphosate import market – part I   2019-01-24

    Glyphosate is the most used agrochemical in the world as well as in Brazil. Banned in France, it has been in process of phase out for 3 years. In Brazil, glyphosate is under reevaluation by ANVISA, agency responsible for health, which does not prevent the approval of new glyphosate based registrations, neither commercial sales.

    Glyphosate is the most used agrochemical in the world as well as in Brazil. Banned in France, it has been in process of phase out for 3 years. In Brazil, glyphosate is under reevaluation by ANVISA, agency responsible for health, which does not prevent the approval of new glyphosate based registrations, neither commercial sales.

  • Lawsuits - speeding pesticide registrations up   2019-01-18

    Pesticide registration in Brazil is regulated by a range of laws, decrees, ordinance, technical standards, resolutions, normative instructions, which converge in some points and diverge in others; it involves three ministries with different responsibilities, with independent and/or joint actions - depending on the subject and the type of registration, which makes compliance with the legislation at least laborious.

    Pesticide registration in Brazil is regulated by a range of laws, decrees, ordinance, technical standards, resolutions, normative instructions, which converge in some points and diverge in others; it involves three ministries with different responsibilities, with independent and/or joint actions - depending on the subject and the type of registration, which makes compliance with the legislation at least laborious.

  • Brazil MAPA suspends a Chinese glyphosate factory source from all pesticide registrations   2018-12-17

    On December 11th, Ministry of Agriculture of Brazil, has suspended glyphosate factory source Jiangsu Yinyan Specialty Chemicals Co. Ltd., located in Zhoutie Town, Yixing City, Jiangsu Province, from all approved registrations. It includes technical and formulated products.

    On December 11th, Ministry of Agriculture of Brazil, has suspended glyphosate factory source Jiangsu Yinyan Specialty Chemicals Co. Ltd., located in Zhoutie Town, Yixing City, Jiangsu Province, from all approved registrations. It includes technical and formulated products.

  • 100% of price variation of imported mancozeb in Brazil   2018-12-10

    There is a considerable price import variation between source, brand name and type of formulation that could reach up almost 100%. In the last 12 months (Dec 2017 till Nov 2018), 75% WG was the most imported formulation followed by 80% WP, with 27,511 and 7,765 imported metric tons, respectively, according to the IMPORT REPORT by AllierBrasil.

    There is a considerable price import variation between source, brand name and type of formulation that could reach up almost 100%. In the last 12 months (Dec 2017 till Nov 2018), 75% WG was the most imported formulation followed by 80% WP, with 27,511 and 7,765 imported metric tons, respectively, according to the IMPORT REPORT by AllierBrasil.

  • Stable import prices of main fungicides in Brazil   2018-12-03

    Soybean Asian Rust is one of the main diseases attacking soybean crops in Brazil. Its damages can reduce yields up to 90%. The cost to control these fungi is around US$ 2 billion/year, which includes several fungicide applications.

    Soybean Asian Rust is one of the main diseases attacking soybean crops in Brazil. Its damages can reduce yields up to 90%. The cost to control these fungi is around US$ 2 billion/year, which includes several fungicide applications.

  • Methomyl: Slight market recovery in Brazil   2018-11-27

    Brazilian methomyl technical grade imports in 2018 until the month of October were 1,737 m tons. Imported products were from China (including 260 m tons from Taiwan). Only one formulated product was imported from Israel, a mixture of methomyl 44% + novaluron 3.5%, in an amount of 752,000 L, according to IMPORT REPORT by AllierBrasil.

    Brazilian methomyl technical grade imports in 2018 until the month of October were 1,737 m tons. Imported products were from China (including 260 m tons from Taiwan). Only one formulated product was imported from Israel, a mixture of methomyl 44% + novaluron 3.5%, in an amount of 752,000 L, according to IMPORT REPORT by AllierBrasil.

  • Brazil imported 265 tons Emamectin benzoate in August   2018-11-06

    Emamectin benzoate is an insecticide recently registered in Brazil. After Syngenta obtained PROCLAIM registration, the “emergency sales permit” shall be canceled. Prices of both types of available products are very competitive and high sales margins.

    Emamectin benzoate is an insecticide recently registered in Brazil. After Syngenta obtained PROCLAIM registration, the “emergency sales permit” shall be canceled. Prices of both types of available products are very competitive and high sales margins.

  • Shall Diquat Replace Paraquat in Brazil?   2018-09-18

    While paraquat is in process of phasing out in Brazil, there shall have a window for diquat to replace it. By now only 5 players have registration of formulated product - 3 of them approved by AllierBrasil and soon after transferred to Sharda do Brasil. Nevertheless diquat prices are much higher than paraquat.

    While paraquat is in process of phasing out in Brazil, there shall have a window for diquat to replace it. By now only 5 players have registration of formulated product - 3 of them approved by AllierBrasil and soon after transferred to Sharda do Brasil. Nevertheless diquat prices are much higher than paraquat.

  • Chlorothalonil - competition accessing the market in Brazil   2018-09-17

    Chlorothalonil is a very important fungicide used in vegetables and more recently in soybean in Brazil. Considering soybean is the main crop in the country, the volume amount is proportionally large as well.

    Chlorothalonil is a very important fungicide used in vegetables and more recently in soybean in Brazil. Considering soybean is the main crop in the country, the volume amount is proportionally large as well.

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