What is a Purchaser Acknowledgement Statement (PAS)?

A signed statement from a foreign purchaser of the unregistered pesticide (including research substances which are being exported for testing) acknowledging that the purchaser understands that the pesticide is not registered for use in the United States and cannot be sold in the United States.

This statement must be obtained prior to the first shipment of a particular pesticide to a particular purchaser for each country annually on a calendar year basis.

The unregistered pesticide cannot legally move until the PAS is received by the exporter. Any sale or distribution of the unregistered pesticide prior to the exporter’s receipt of the PAS is unlawful, unless otherwise exempted by FIFRA regulations.