Matt Lantz Meets with Korean Government on MRL Issues
On April 16th, BCI's Vice President for Global Access met with officials from the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) to discuss the upcoming Korean transition to a positive pesticide maximum residue level (MRL) list on January 1, 2019. Korea is the latest in a string of countries to establish a national list.
BCI is working on behalf of its clients to encourage the setting of MRLs at levels harmonized to US or international Codex standards to avoid potential trade disruptions. While meeting with MFDS, Matt Lantz suggested several options to consider to ensure that trade is not affected by the upcoming change. The meeting was productive. While in Korea, Matt also met with registrants to learn the latest on submissions to MFDS to set MRLs by the end of the year.
Photo: Matt Lantz at the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety in Korea.