The California Specialty Crops Council (CSCC) will hold its fourteenth annual MRL Harmonization Workshop May 29-30 in San Francisco. The interactive seminar based on MRLs will address critically important issues for stakeholders with interests in exporting agricultural products. Registrants, growers, packers, shippers, PCAs, regulators, trade experts, and other stakeholders in international trade are encouraged to attend.
Presentation topics include: international trade trends, global registrations, pesticide residue monitoring, MRL strategies for growers, updates for international residue standards, global MRL challenges, and research reports regarding the impacts of residues. Jochen Riehle, a food chemist with Eurofins will kick off the conference discussing, “The European Commission Is Taking Action On Endocrine Disruptors – What Could This Really Mean For The Market?” Julia Doherty from the US Trade Representative will discuss “EU Pesticide Policies: The Trade Perspective.” The program also includes international speakers from the South Korea, Taiwan, ASEAN, and Canada.
The conference will be held at Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf, 555 North Point Street in San Francisco. On-line pre-registration is required by May 18. Meeting details, hotel information, and an updated agenda are available on the CSCC website. The early registration fee is $425 by March 15 and $475 after that date.