Agricultural chemicals: making, selling, and using

Agricultural chemicals are compounds applied directly to plants, such as agricultural pesticides and insecticides. If you import, manufacture, sell, or use these, you must make sure they're registered under the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) Act 1997.

Find out what you need to do to sell agricultural chemicals in New Zealand.
Agricultural compounds promote the health and growth of plants and animals. Find out more about them.

Legislation that applies to agricultural chemicals

If you import, manufacture, sell, or use agricultural chemicals in New Zealand, you must follow the requirements outlined in the ACVM Act 1997. Other legislation that may also apply to these products includes the Biosecurity Act 1993 and the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996. 


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