15 July 1999
Asian agrochem market to boom

ASIA is set to become an important market for agrochemicals and biotechnology, according to a report on the life sciences sector in the Financial Times.

The report says the region is poised to see an explosion in economic growth which will in turn translate to demand for these agricultural products.

But the region is not without its problems for the would-be supplier.

One identified is a legal one concerning a companys weak ability to protect intellectual property rights. Another identified is the publics unease about the technology.

  • Financial Times 15/07/99 page 11 (Life Sciences supplement)