REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION OF A PESTICIDE
1. Application dossiers should be bound in hard cover binders, and be
submitted in triplicate. They should be correctly indexed in the order presented below for easy reference.
2. Completed application FORM 1 and Checklist to Verify Application
Completeness – New Registration.
3. The package size(s) in which the product will be imported.
4. Detailed literature in respect of the chemistry and composition of the
product (including percentages of all ingredients), its efficacy,
toxicology, antidotes (together with any available references) and
precautions to be observed before, during and after use.
N.B. If the active ingredient is registered, only information on
the formulation and the composition of the product is required.
5. Six sample copies of the label proposed to be used in connection with
the new pesticide, along with samples of the packaging materials and
inserts to be used for trade packages. Labels should be in the English
language, and should conform to the labelling standards of the PCA.
6. A certificate of analysis which contains:
a) An assay on a recent batch of the product analysed
b) The method of analysis used ( This is only required if the active
ingredient is unregistered).
7. A duly authenticated and legalised certificate of registration (free sale) from
the competent authority with whom the product is registered in the
country of origin, and the conditions under which it may be sold in
that country, also a copy of the label stamped as being approved by
8. A statement showing :
a) The countries in which the product is registered for Free Sale
other than the country of origin.
b) Any country in which the product has been refused registration
for Free Sale and the reasons for refusal.
9. A certificate in the English language from the manufacturer,
respecting the safety of the new pesticide, recommended conditions
for use, and the conditions under which it is recommended
10. A copy of the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) or Product Data
11. A statement specifying the crops/pests to be covered. State scientific
names where possible, application rate (dosage), and re-entry and pre-
harvest periods where applicable.
12. Certificates should be authenticated by the Jamaican Embassy or
Jamaican Consulate in that country and in cases where none of these are
present, by the British High Commission or the British Embassy.
13. An analytical standard is required (on request) for all products with a
new active ingredient.
14. The prescribed application fee of ten thousand Jamaican dollars
($10,000.00) made payable to the Pesticides Control Authority.