||Pesticides Act, 1972.
||Protection against particular hazards
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||Legislation on-line FAOLEX (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations) PDF of Law in Dutch (consulted on 2011-11-18)
||This Act requires any manufacturer, importer or trader to request the Minister permission to use any pesticide. Permission is valid for a maximum period of five years and can be subject to certain conditions. There is no possibility to object to these decisions. The Act requires mandatory registration of all permitted pesticides. In case of harmful effects, permission can immediately be revoked. The Minister of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries is appointed as the responsible authority, although the Ministry of Health may perform certain activities under the act as well. The Act does not contain specific provisions on inspection and control. The investigation of offences is entrusted to general criminal investigators and/or other special officers, appointed by the Minister.