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Maximum residue levels for thiacloprid

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Summary

The European Commission has notified the World Trade Organisation Sanitary and Phytosanitary (WTO SPS) Committee that it proposed to set the maximum residue levels (MRLs) for thiacloprid to the limit of determination (LOD) for all products (G/SPS/N/EU/763). The LOD is the lowest level that can be detected using the most modern and reliable analytical methods. These proposed MRLs follow the European Parliament’s rejection of a previous Commission proposal (G/SPS/N/EU/651).

In February 2024, France introduced a national law banning placement on the French market of fruit and vegetables containing thiacloprid at levels over the LOD of 0.01 mg/kg (République Française 2024), including products for which there is an EU MRL above the LOD. This national regulation will be lifted once the new EU Regulation is adopted, or after one year, whichever comes first.