If your company or organization hasn’t yet submitted comments to the Canada Grains Council (CGC) on the draft Market Acceptance of Pesticide Use Policy, this is the last week to do so. The CGC is consulting stakeholders on this policy to manage trade compliance risks until August 31, 2019. Read more for details on how to view the consultation materials and submit comments.

CAAR has had a seat around the table in a CGC policy initiative that is related to Keep it Clean! recommendations and is coming close to completion. CAAR is reminding members to submit comments this week before the consultation closes.

Click here to learn more and submit comments. 

As CAAR members are aware, the pesticide recommendations for growers that are found at keepingitclean.ca are created by inconsistencies in registration processes around the world (and not safety issues). Trade risks are created by delays in product approvals, misaligned maximum residue levels (MRLs), missing MRLs, and cases where there are unclear import residue limits for pesticides.

The CGC initiative has been to develop a policy that specifies a consistent approach for all value chain participants when making those recommendations. The policy attempts to strike the right balance between the twin goals of maintaining market access for commodities while encouraging the commercialization of crop protection products that aid the production of those commodities.

The consultation period ends August 31, 2019.

Click here for more information and the link to the draft policy document.

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