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Procedure NameImportation of unregistered pesticides.
Issuing Agency: Ministry of Agriculture
Incumbent Office Name: Pesticides Control Board
Address: Pest Control Board
Address: Bvumbwe, Malawi
City of Malawi


Steps Description Required Documents
1 The interested party (registrant or his agent) comes to PCB and holds discussions with the registrar's office to check for the existence of the pesticide in question or if it has any issues in the country  
2 The dossier is reviewed by the registrar and the registrant is advised to apply for an import permit for the unregistered pesticide.  
3 The agent/ prospective registrant is advised to discuss with any research institution to identify a scientist to test his product for 3 (new product) or 1 year (generic)  
4 The registrant / importer applies for importation of a sample (2kg for dust and 1 liter for liquid) for research using a form of unregistered pesticide.  
5 Once research has completed ATCC needs to approve . If approved can be submitted for registration,  if not approved  - no registration  

Process Map



The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
Permit to Import, Manufacture and use unregistered Pesticides15-03-201615-03-2016Pesticides Control BoardThis is Dowload File
Harmonised form for pesticide registration in search countries15-03-201615-03-2016Pesticides Control BoardThis is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Permit requirement to import un registered pesticides.Export Technical MeasuresPesticides Control BoardUnregistered pesticides can be imported only where one has an import permit issued for the purpose of analysis, registration or research, or under a pest emergency permit. NonePesticides Act (35:04)31-12-9999Good