Pesticide Control and Related Information
Application for the Registration of a Pesticide
Only pesticides that have been registered in Hong Kong may be freely distributed and used in Hong Kong. Under the Pesticides Register, maintained by the Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation, details of registered pesticides, including the active ingredient(s), concentration limit and permitted formulations, are entered. Individual products do not have to be registered as long as they contain the registered active ingredient and conform to the specified maximum concentration of active ingredient(s) and permitted formulation detailed in the register. The pesticide register is in two parts. Pesticides registered in Part I are ready-for-use domestic pesticides and those in Part II are all other pesticides. Application form and guidelines can be downloaded here.
CONTROL OF INERT INGREDIENTS
The Pesticides Ordinance empowers the Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation to prohibit or regulate the use of certain inert ingredients designated to be of toxicological concern. A list of such inert ingredients will be published in the Gazette when officially designated to be of toxicological concern. No person may manufacture, import, supply or retail any pesticide containing a prohibited or regulated inert ingredient unless he/she has already been granted approval by the Director.
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All guidelines and application forms mentioned in this summary and fee list (PDF format) are available from the Plant and Pesticides Regulatory Division, 5/F., Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon.
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