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CHAPTER: 35:09







1.        Short title

2.        Interpretation


Part II
Regulatory Authority


3.        Appointment of Registrar

4.        Functions of Registrar

5.        Delegation of duties and powers

6.        National Agrochemicals Committee

7.        Meetings of Committee

8.        Functions of Committee

9.        Appointment of an agrochemicals inspector


Register and Registration of Agrochemicals


10.        Agrochemicals to be registered

11.        Register of agrochemicals

12.        Application for registration

13.        Validity of certificate

14.        Variation or cancellation of certificate


Licensing of Agrochemicals


15.        Requirement for a licence

16.        Application for licence

17.        Training course

18.        Assessment and issue of licence

19.        Validity of licence

20.        Variation of conditions of licence

21.        Suspension and revocation of licence




22.        Offences

23.        Precautions to be taken in handling agrochemicals

24.        Labelling of agrochemicals

25.        Promotion and advertising of agrochemicals

26.        Temporary permit

27.        Publication in the Gazette

28.        Record to be kept by licensee

29.        Appeal

30.        General penalty

31.        Regulations


Act 18, 1999.

An Act to provide for the registration and licensing of agrochemicals; to control or regulate their importation, manufacture, distribution, use and disposal, so as to prevent pollution to the environment or harm to human, plant or animal life, and to provide for matters incidental and connected to the foregoing.

[Date of Commencement: 1st May, 2000]


Part:I Preliminary (ss 1-2)


1.       Short title


            This Act may be cited as the Agrochemicals Act.


2.       Interpretation


            In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

            "agrochemical" means any organic, inorganic or live biological material intended or offered for sale for purposes of-

     (a)     destruction, control, repulsion, attraction or prevention of any undesirable life forms injurious to plant and animal growth; or

     (b)     promotion or inhibition of plant growth such as fertilisers, growth regulators, hormones, defoliants or legume inoculants;

            "certificate" means an agrochemical registration certificate issued under section 12(5);

            "Committee" means the National Agrochemicals Committee appointed by the Minister under section 6(1);

            "distribute" means to supply commercially and includes to transport, store and sell;

            "inspector" means a person appointed as an inspector of agrochemicals under section 9(1);

            "label" includes any writing, printing or illustration made on, or attached to an agrochemical or its container;

            "licence" means an agrochemical licence issued under section 18(2);

            "manufacture" means, in relation to an agrochemical, to activate, combine or add ingredients or to package or re-package the ingredients separately in the final form;

            "Registrar" means the Registrar of Agrochemicals appointed under section 3;

            "residues" in relation to an agrochemical, includes any specified substances and any derivatives of an agrochemical such as impurities considered to be of toxicological significance found in food, agricultural remedies or animal feed resulting from the use of the agrochemical;

            "restricted agrochemical" means an agrochemical classified as such under section 12(5); and

            "sell" includes offer for sale and provision of goods as part of a service for agricultural use, whether or not the goods are described as free or included in the service.