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Opportunities for the tropical fruit sector to meet European Union regulations on maximum residue levels and pesticide use

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    Opportunités pour le secteur des fruits tropicaux de se conformer aux régulations de l’Union européenne sur les limites maximales de résidus et l’usage de pesticides
    Dossier technique, no. 9
    2024
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    Ce dossier technique s’intéresse aux défis et opportunités auxquels est confronté le secteur des fruits tropicaux pour respecter les réglementations de l'Union européenne sur les limites maximales de résidus et l'utilisation des pesticides.Dans ce contexte, les producteurs ciblant le marché de l'Union européenne sont confrontés au dilemme de la réduction de l'utilisation des pesticides tout en faisant face aux défis de gestion des ravageurs liés au changement climatique. Le dossier donne des exemples de pratiques réduisant la nécessité d'utiliser des pesticides, notamment la lutte intégrée contre les ravageurs, l’utilisation d’engrais organiques, l'agriculture de précision et la coopération entre les chaînes de valeur.L'adoption de pratiques de production plus durables peut être coûteuse à court et moyen terme, mais nécessaire sur le long terme. Alors que le respect des nouvelles réglementations sera nécessaire pour conserver l’accès aux marchés, la réduction des pesticides peut également contribuer à accroître la compétitivité et la confiance des consommateurs dans les entreprises ainsi que la résilience du secteur des fruits tropicaux.
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    Implications of Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) on tea trade 2015
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    A major achievement of the Intergovernmental Group on Tea (IGG/Tea) is its submission to, and acceptance by, CODEX Alimentarius of a list of priority chemicals detailing the correlation between field trial protocol and good laboratory practices (GLP) supervised protocol. The Working Group (WG) on Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) produced a document explaining how the submission could facilitate the achievement of global harmonization of MRLs, including the communication plan and the Decision Tree f or discussion and endorsement by the Group. Document CCP:TE 14/3 was written by the Secretariat to complement the effort of the WG by examining the implication of MRL harmonization on international trade patterns of tea. Food safety standards have different effects on consumption and trade flows. Primarily they aim to maintain consumer safety through defined sets of limits and regulations, but these regulations could have a trade deterring effect when exporters cannot comply with the standards. As one of the food safety standards, MRLs set maximum levels of pesticide residue that can be traced in food and food products to ensure food safety. CODEX Alimentarius (2011) defines CODEX maximum limit for pesticide residues as “the maximum concentration of a pesticide residue (expressed as mg/kg), recommended by the CODEX Alimentarius Commission to be legally permitted in or on food commodities and animal feeds. MRLs are based on good agriculture practice (GAP) data, and foods derived from co mmodities that comply with the respective MRLs are intended to be toxicologically acceptable”.
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    Understanding international harmonization of pesticide maximum residue limits with Codex standards
    A case study on rice
    2020
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    This publication sets out to explore the issue of harmonization of national pesticides Maximum Residues Limits (MRLs) with Codex pesticide MRLs from different angles, by taking rice as a case study. Part A identifies the level of harmonization in main rice producing and trading countries and explores the possible effects on trade, while Part B investigates the reasons behind differing levels of harmonization. Its broader objective is to offer insights for decision-makers involved in setting of standards and design of food policy at national and international level on the significance of harmonization of pesticide MRLs.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    Opportunités pour le secteur des fruits tropicaux de se conformer aux régulations de l’Union européenne sur les limites maximales de résidus et l’usage de pesticides
    Dossier technique, no. 9
    2024
    Also available in:

    Ce dossier technique s’intéresse aux défis et opportunités auxquels est confronté le secteur des fruits tropicaux pour respecter les réglementations de l'Union européenne sur les limites maximales de résidus et l'utilisation des pesticides.Dans ce contexte, les producteurs ciblant le marché de l'Union européenne sont confrontés au dilemme de la réduction de l'utilisation des pesticides tout en faisant face aux défis de gestion des ravageurs liés au changement climatique. Le dossier donne des exemples de pratiques réduisant la nécessité d'utiliser des pesticides, notamment la lutte intégrée contre les ravageurs, l’utilisation d’engrais organiques, l'agriculture de précision et la coopération entre les chaînes de valeur.L'adoption de pratiques de production plus durables peut être coûteuse à court et moyen terme, mais nécessaire sur le long terme. Alors que le respect des nouvelles réglementations sera nécessaire pour conserver l’accès aux marchés, la réduction des pesticides peut également contribuer à accroître la compétitivité et la confiance des consommateurs dans les entreprises ainsi que la résilience du secteur des fruits tropicaux.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Document
    Implications of Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) on tea trade 2015
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    A major achievement of the Intergovernmental Group on Tea (IGG/Tea) is its submission to, and acceptance by, CODEX Alimentarius of a list of priority chemicals detailing the correlation between field trial protocol and good laboratory practices (GLP) supervised protocol. The Working Group (WG) on Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) produced a document explaining how the submission could facilitate the achievement of global harmonization of MRLs, including the communication plan and the Decision Tree f or discussion and endorsement by the Group. Document CCP:TE 14/3 was written by the Secretariat to complement the effort of the WG by examining the implication of MRL harmonization on international trade patterns of tea. Food safety standards have different effects on consumption and trade flows. Primarily they aim to maintain consumer safety through defined sets of limits and regulations, but these regulations could have a trade deterring effect when exporters cannot comply with the standards. As one of the food safety standards, MRLs set maximum levels of pesticide residue that can be traced in food and food products to ensure food safety. CODEX Alimentarius (2011) defines CODEX maximum limit for pesticide residues as “the maximum concentration of a pesticide residue (expressed as mg/kg), recommended by the CODEX Alimentarius Commission to be legally permitted in or on food commodities and animal feeds. MRLs are based on good agriculture practice (GAP) data, and foods derived from co mmodities that comply with the respective MRLs are intended to be toxicologically acceptable”.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Book (stand-alone)
    Understanding international harmonization of pesticide maximum residue limits with Codex standards
    A case study on rice
    2020
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    This publication sets out to explore the issue of harmonization of national pesticides Maximum Residues Limits (MRLs) with Codex pesticide MRLs from different angles, by taking rice as a case study. Part A identifies the level of harmonization in main rice producing and trading countries and explores the possible effects on trade, while Part B investigates the reasons behind differing levels of harmonization. Its broader objective is to offer insights for decision-makers involved in setting of standards and design of food policy at national and international level on the significance of harmonization of pesticide MRLs.

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