1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Establishment of Authority

   4   Functions of the Authority

   5   Policy directions

   6   Appointment of Registrar and other officers and servants

   7   Registration of pesticides

   8   Licensing of manufacturer or importer of pesticides

   9   Authorisation to sell restricted pesticides and registration of premises

   10   Prohibition on extermination for reward without licence

   11   Registers which shall be kept

   12   Corrections of registers

   13   Suspension and deletion of entry from register

   14   Prohibited pesticides

   15   Prohibition on deceptive advertising

   16   Regulations

   17   Designation of officers

   18   Powers and duties of inspector

   19   Certificate of examination and analysis

   20   Offences

      Minister may amend monetary penalties

   21   Appeal to Minister




[Date of Commencement: 13th July, 1987]

6 of 1975,
3 of 1996,
7 of 2011.

LN 41/1999.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Pesticides Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act unless the context otherwise requires-

   "active ingredient" means any substance in a pesticide which acts on a pest so as to exterminate it;

   "advertise" includes any representation by any means whatever for the purpose of promoting directly or indirectly, the sale or other disposition of a pesticide;

   "analyst" means a person so designated pursuant to section 17;

   "the Authority" means the Pesticides Control Authority established by section 3;

   "chairman" means the chairman of the Authority or any person for the time being performing the functions of the chairman;

   "extermination" means the destruction or control of pests by means of the use of a pesticide;

   "functions" includes duties and powers;

   "inspector" means in person so designated pursuant to section 17;

   "label" includes any legend word, mark, symbol or design applied or attached to. included in' belonging to or accompanying any pesticide;

   "manufacturer" means a person engaged in the business of formulating producing, preparing mixing or processing any pesticide;

   "package" means any container, wrapping, covering or holder in which any pesticide is wholly or partly contained, placed or packed;

   "pest" means any insect, fungus bacterium, nematode, weed, rodent, predatory animal or any other form of plant or animal life, including a virus, which may infest or be detrimental to vegetation, man, animals, or households, present in any environment where not desired, or which may be declared by the Minister, by order, to be a pest;

   "pest control operator" means any person who, by himself or his employees, assistants or agents, carries out an extermination by way of trade or for purposes of gain;

   "pesticide" means any product, organism, substance or thing that is manufactured, represented, sold or used as a means of directly or indirectly controlling, preventing, destroying, mitigating, attracting or repelling any pest, and includes-

   (a)   any compound or substance that enhances or modifies or is intended to enhance or modify the physical or chemical characteristics of a pesticide to which it is added; and

   (b)   any active ingredient used for the manufacture of a pesticide;

   "prohibited pesticide" means any pesticide of which the possible effects on the environment, plants, animals or human beings are considered by the Minister to be too dangerous to justify its use, and which is specified in the Second Schedule:

   "Registrar" means the Registrar appointed pursuant to section 6;

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