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THE INDUSTRIAL & CONSUMERS CHEMICALS (MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL) ACT NO. 3 OF 2003

The Industrial and Consumers Chemicals (Management and Control) Act No 3 of 2003 provides a legal framework or the management and control of industrial and consumer chemicals throughout the life cycle.

The law requires that all those persons who intends to produce, import, export, sale, deal in industrial and consumer chemicals must register with the Registrar of Industrial and Consumer chemicals so that their capacities to manage chemicals can be assessed. Those who qualify are registered and then required to meet certain conditions as might be stipulated in their certificates of registrations.

The law also requires that facilities used in the production, storage disposal of chemicals and waste must be registered for the same reasons of ensuring that they are of sound designs and that are operated properly.

The chemicals are organized into four categories:

  • Regular chemicals are listed under Schedule Three
  • Those chemicals that are Highly Hazardous are listed under Schedule Sixth
  • Precursor Chemicals (those that can be used to produce illicit drugs) are listed under Schedule Seven and
  • List of Severely Restricted Banned/Eliminated Chemicals are under Schedule Eight.


The Registrar of Industrial and Consumer chemicals, as a regulator is required to inspect facilities on a regular basis to monitor conduct, management and control of chemicals.


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