Canada Issues New Regulations in Regards to New Fees and Charges for Pesticides and Pest Control Products

In Canada, pesticide products are regulated by the Pest Control Products Act and Pest Control Products Regulations. This includes substances in pest control products, as well as micro-organisms, chemicals, or polymers used in pest control products. Pest control products are required to be registered and evaluated prior to use and/or manufacture. Part of the registration/evaluation process is the payment of associated fees that vary in cost. There are also annual charges associated with pest control products. Some of these fees and charges are currently described in the Regulations Prescribing the Fees to be Paid for a Pest Control Product Application Examination Service Provided by or on behalf of Her Majesty in Right of Canada, for a Right or Privilege to Manufacture or Sell a Pest Control Product in Canada and for Establishing a Maximum Residue Limit in Relation to a Pest Control Product. In the 22 February 2017 edition of the Canada Gazette, Part II, the Pest Control Product Fees and Charges Regulations (SOR/2017-9) were published. These new Regulations, which were registered on 3 February 2017, “come into force on the day on which they are registered or on 1 April 2017, whichever is later,” except Section 6 which deals with the annual adjustment of fees and becomes effective on 1 April 2018. The new Regulations not only prescribe the various fees associated with the registration of pest control products but they also detail the annual charges, timing of payments, requests for fee reductions, etc. In addition, the new Regulations repeal the current regulation prescribing fees to be paid. Additional information about pesticides and pest management can be found on Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety, Pesticides and Pest Management website.

ChemAdvisor, 13 March 2017 ; ;