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A license for trade in pesticides

According to Article 7 of the Law On licensing of economic activities No. 222-8 March 2, 2015 as amended on June 10, 2017, activities that are related to the trade in pesticides and various agrochemicals that are used as plant growth regulators are not included in the general list of economic activities that are subject to mandatory licensing.

Despite this, you should pay attention to the fact that based on Law On labor protection, resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 1107 as of October 26, 2011, to engage in business activities that are related to the implementation of trade in pesticides and agrochemicals, you need to follow a certain list of rules that are mandatory for entrepreneurs. Among these rules should be highlighted:

  1. Premises where substances such as pesticides and agrochemicals are stored must necessarily undergo appropriate certification and identification to determine whether the designated storage space belongs to objects that have increased hazard indicators.
  2. When storing, transporting, or using chemicals belonging to group 1, 2, and 3 of hazardous substances, it is mandatory to execute the state Labor Agency’s permit documentation for performing work in high-risk conditions in the appropriate instances.

Employees who are involved in processes such as storage, transportation, and use of harmful chemicals must receive appropriate training on occupational safety and security which is mandatory in the case of handling chemicals.

Kasyanenko & Partners Law Company lawyers provide their clients with the following list of services:

  • Provide consultation to customers regarding the issues related to obtaining permission.
  • Our specialists will independently prepare a sanitary and epidemiological report.
  • Providing training to employees of the Client’s Company regarding compliance with safety regulations when working with substances that may be harmful to human health.

Persons, who have a certain relationship to the storage or use of chemicals, as well as the production of trade in them, must necessarily obtain the appropriate permit in the form of a certificate granting the right to perform work with such chemicals.

Owners of companies that specialize in the sale of pesticides and other chemicals must also understand that the conduct of economic activities in this area must be insured under the conditions provided for by the country’s legal framework.

If the above requirements are not met, then, according to the rules of the current legislation, the subject may be subject to administrative punishment.

Although the need to obtain a license for pesticides was abolished at the official level, business entities often have to face situations when the availability of this license may become necessary. In the case of interaction with foreign suppliers or government agencies, the availability of these documents is mandatory.

The easiest way to resolve such misunderstandings is to provide appropriate documentation. If you need to obtain a license, we recommend that you contact Kasyanenko & Partners Law Company lawyers, you can count on the assistance of qualified specialists, so you will get a solution to your issue shortly.

Dmytro Kasyanenko

Lawyer, managing partner of the Kasyanenko & Partners Law Firm. Since 2002, he has gained extensive legal experience in key positions in business structures and the public sector in the field of law and finance.

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