Gazette issued permitting importation of Glyphosate


An Extraordinary Gazette Notification has been issued to permit the importation of Glyphosate.

In 2015, the Ministry of Finance had banned the import of glyphosate.

However, President Ranil Wickremesinghe in his capacity as Minister of Finance issued the said communiqué dated 5 August, permitting its import once again.

The Gazette states that the Controller General of Imports and Exports shall issue the Import Control License subject to recommendation of the Registrar of Pesticide for importation of Glyphosate.

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