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India, Colombia oppose proposed lowering of pesticide limits by EU

India and Colombia have raised concerns at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the projected lowering of permissible limits on certain pesticides by the European Union and have argued that the measure could significantly impact trade as these substances are commonly used on a variety of crops, including soyabean and citrus fruits. The fact that the new EU regulation does not establish a transitional period for producers to adapt to the new maximum residue limits (MRLs) was also raised by the two countries, a Geneva-based trade official told BusinessLine. Precautionary […]

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