Ministry passes new regulations on pesticides
New regulations have been passed to prevent the import of pesticides that could harm consumers and the environment.
The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment adopted seven new measures to register and import types of pesticides. They are mandatory for pesticide companies in the UAE and go into effect at the end of the month, reported Aletihad, the Arabic-language sister paper of The National.
The measures amend some items in a ministerial decision from last year, said Adhiba Al Qaidi, head of the ministry’s chemical division.
Among the new measures is a provision that grants a 180-day grace period for companies selling pesticides after they have been banned.
Updated: July 18, 2016 04:00 AM