Did you know that insect repellents are considered pesticides?
People frequently associate pesticides with products that kill insects, but “pesticide” is a broad term that also includes products that do not kill anything, such as insect repellents. Pest repellents are not intended to eliminate pests. For example, in the case of skin-applied repellents, the product makes people less appealing to the pest.
Mosquito repellent is a potentially profitable product all over the world. The global mosquito repellent market size was valued at $4.1 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $6.0 billion by 2027, with a CAGR of 5.6% from 2020 to 2027,” according to the research study.
Based on Malaysia regulatory, if you would like to have an insect repellent product for your own brand, the brand owner must look for a manufacturer who has already registered with the Pesticide Board. Eng Kah Enterprise Sdn Bhd, is one of the approved factories.
Following that, the brand owner must proceed to the Pesticide Board, which is part of the Department of Agriculture.
Once the Pesticide Board has accepted the registered product (which normally takes 8 months to 1 year), the factory can begin production, and the brand owner can market it once the goods are ready.