The guidelines have been brought in line with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), and where the GHS allows for (national) interpretation of its provisions, these guidelines provide specific options relevant to pesticide labelling.
Technical Guidelines are issued to elaborate specific articles of the FAO & WHO International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management (the Code) and related technical aspects of pesticide management.
These guidelines are developed by the FAO/WHO Joint Meeting on Pesticide Management (JMPM)
This present, revised, version of the Guidelines on Good Labelling Practice for Pesticides targets pesticide regulatory authorities, primarily in developing countries and countries with economies in transition, which have to define or revise national pesticide labelling requirements. The guidelines aim also to assist pesticide registration authorities in reviewing the design and contents of (draft) pesticide labels. Other stakeholders, such as pesticide industry and civil society groups, may also find the guidelines useful for writing or evaluating pesticide labels.