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last release: July 2017

Policy Developments

  • Effective on 1 July 2017, EU Commission Regulation 2017/983 of 9 June 2017 will tighten the maximum residue limits (MRLs) applicable to tricyclazole in rice from 1mg/kg to 0.01mg/kg. Time-limited exemptions from the new MRLs apply until 30 December 2017 in the case of imported Basmati rice as well as rice that is imported or placed on the market before 30 June 2017. The fungicide is used by many rice-growing and exporting countries, particularly in Asia and Latin America.
  • On 13 June, the National Food Authority's Council of the Philippines revamped its rice importation programme, shifting away from government-to-government transactions towards government-to-private purchases. Moreover, at least 30 percent of the import quota volume should clear customs between August and September 2017, while the remainder should arrive between December 2017 and February 2018.