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Cabinet Resolution No.35 of 2003 on the trade of agricultural fertilizers, issued by Royal Decree No. M/4 of 2002 (1423 Hegira).

Type of law

Purpose of this Act is to regulate all the activities connected with dealing with manures, agricultural fertilizers and soil improvers whether imported or prepared locally or which are traded in, distributed, marketed or circulated in the Kingdom.
The Act is composed of 12 articles and establishes that the Ministry of Agriculture and Water shall be responsible for the application of the provisions of this law (art.2). Any kind of manures and agricultural fertilizers can be imported, traded in and distributed only after being registered and the Ministry has issued the related license (art.3). The Act sets out rules for the entrance of organic fertilizers of animal or plant origin (art.4). It provides all the monitoring and enforcement procedures by the competent authorities(arts.5 and 6) and regulates publicity, advertisement or publication of commercial information about manures and agricultural fertilizers and any violations in this regard (art.7). Specific penalties are set out in case of violation and damages caused to third parties (arts.8 - 10).
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Entry into force notes
This Act enters into force after 90 days from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
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Legislation Amendment
Original title
(35) 2/2/1423 /4 8/2/1423