Pesticides Act 1974 (Act 149), Regulations, Rules and Order (As At 1st March 2013)

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Pesticides Act 1974 (Act 149),

Regulations, Rules and Order

(As At 1st March 2013)

Detailed Contents of Pesticides Act 1974 (Act 149):

Malaysian law, known as the Pesticides Act 1974 (Act 149), governs the production, sale, import, export, storage, and use of pesticides. The Act strives to guarantee that pesticides are used safely, effectively, and with little risk to the environment or human health. A number of regulations, rules, and orders that support the Act offer additional instructions on how to put it into practise.

The main clauses of the Pesticides Act of 1974 (Act 149), as well as its regulations, rules, and orders, are listed below:

  1. The Malaysian government controls the production, sale, import, export, storage, and use of pesticides under the Pesticides Act 1974 (Act 149) The Act provides a comprehensive definition of pesticides and mandates that pesticide producers, importers, and sellers register their goods with the Malaysian Pesticides Board.

  2. Regulations: The Pesticides Regulations of 1975 contain further information regarding pesticide registration, labelling, packaging, storage, and transportation. The regulations also outline the appointment of authorised officers and the issue of permits for the use of prohibited pesticides.

  3. Regulations: The 1986 Pesticides (Licensing and Enforcement) Rules establish licencing requirements for pesticide producers, importers, and sellers. The regulations also provide for the inspection of locations where pesticides are produced, kept, or sold, as well as the confiscation and disposal of any pesticides that are found to be in violation of the Act.

  4. The Pesticides (Prohibition of Sale) Order of 1997 forbids the sale of a number of pesticides that are deemed to be extremely dangerous or that are outlawed in other nations. The selling of pesticides that have not been registered with the Malaysian Pesticides Board is also prohibited under the order.

  5. Penalties: The Pesticides Act of 1974, as well as its rules, regulations, and directives, impose fines for violations of its requirements. The sanctions include monetary fines, incarceration, or both, as well as the cancellation of licences and permits.

  6. The most recent revision of the Pesticides Act of 1974, as well as its implementing regulations, rules, and orders, was in effect as of the first day of March 2013.

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