In order to operate a Pesticides Store in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to obtain a licence for a Pesticide Store, by the Plant Protection Products and Biocides Board, that operates within the Department of Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment.
The term “pesticides” refers to any preparation, used as a means of direct or indirect prevention, reduction, or control of diseases and pests, and includes insecticides, nematicides, fungicides, bactericides, herbicides, rodenticides , snailcides, plant regulatory agents, desiccants, defoliants, attractants, sterilizers, fumigants, additives and other preparations will be defined as a pesticide by the Council, whether they can be used for agricultural, residential or environmental protection.
The term “pesticides store” refers to a “shop” means premises where there is retail sale of pesticides directly to farmers and where there may be a small store attached or adjacent to the store for maintaining a quantity of pesticides.
Both natural persons and legal entities are eligible to apply and obtain the license for a Pesticides Store. Every natural persons or legal entity is eligible to obtain the license for a Pesticides Store, provided that the Plant Protection Products and Biocides Board is satisfied that the following criteria are met: