Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Act (Cap 9.18).
Type of law
Date of original text
This Act provides rules for the manufacture, use and handling of, and trade in, pesticides, and establishes the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board. The Board shall, among other things (a) determine any application submitted to it for (i) registration, (ii) licences, (iii) research permits; (b) grant or cancel any registration, licence, or permit in accordance with the provisions of this Act. Packages which are used for the import, export, transport, storage or sale of any controlled product shall be designed, constructed, tested and used in accordance with international standards. The Minister shall designate an officer in the Ministry responsible for Agriculture to be the Registrar of pesticides and toxic chemicals, and shall, after being designated, be assigned to the Board. The Act places restrictions on the manufacture, importation, sale or storage of controlled products, i.e. a pesticide, toxic chemical, or any substance or product specified in the Second Schedule to this Act. No person shall - (a) manufacture, import, sell, store in marketable quantities, or transport a controlled product, unless that controlled product is registered in accordance with the provisions of this Act or the regulations made under this Act; (b) import a controlled product into the country without a licence issued in that respect in accordance with the provisions of this Act or Regulations made under this Act. Any substance or product specified in the Third Schedule is hereby declared a prohibited substance or product. No person shall import into St. Kitts and Nevis a prohibited substance or product. The Fourth Schedule sets out conditions of importation of a controlled product.
Long title of text
An Act to provide for the regulation and control of the importation, storage, manufacture, sale, transportation, disposal, and use of pesticides and toxic chemicals; to provide for the establishment of a Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board; and to provide for related or incidental matters.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Consolidated version of Act 18 of 1999 as amended by Act 22 of 2006 as at 31 December 2009.