Illegal pesticides seized during Pesticide Board's Inspection and enforcement exercises

The Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board of the Ministry of Agriculture, Inspection and Enforcement Unit recently conducted a series of inspections and seizure exercises countrywide which resulted in the confiscation of significant quantities of illegal and unregistered Household and Agriculture Pesticides Products.

These seizures are in keeping with the Board mandates for eradicating the importation, sale and use of illegal pesticides. In keeping with the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Regulations 2004 (No. 8 of 2004) all pesticides imported, sold and used in Guyana must be registered by the Board. All products confiscated during these operations were not registered by the Board. In addition, the labeling standard does not comply with Regulation requirements. Over four (4) million dollars of illegal agricultural pesticides were confiscated along with numerous illegal household use products for the past two months. The Board wishes to re-emphasize that all pesticides are poisons, which pose high risks to human health and the environment. Read more