WTO: USA criticizes EU's MRL changes

28 NOVEMBER 2022

The United States again raised concerns with the European Union's trade-restrictive processes for reducing maximum residue levels for plant protection products. The USA answers to the European Union MRLs and pesticide policies – specific trade concern 448: EU MRLs for alpha-cypermethrin, buprofezin, chlorothalonil, chlorpyrifos, chlorpyrifos-methyl, diflubenzuron, ethoxysulfuron, glufosinate, imazalil, ioxynil, iprodione, mancozeb, molinate, picoxystrobin and tepraloxydim.

The USA highlights that changes to the MRLs may have adverse effects on EU trading partners and burden the farmers.

More information: https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/SS/directdoc.aspx?filename=q:/G/SPS/GEN2080.pdf&Open=True , https://tradeconcerns.wto.org/en/stcs/details?imsId=448&domainId=SPS&searchTerm=448

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