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Maximum residue levels for spirodiclofen

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Summary

The EU has informed the World Trade Organization Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (WTO SPS) Committee that it intends to amend the maximum residue levels (MRLs) for spirodiclofen (G/SPS/N/EU/713). It proposes to reduce the MRLs to the limit of determination (LOD, the lowest level that can be detected using the most modern and reliable analytical methods). This will apply to all products except those with MRLs based on Codex MRLs (CXLs) or import tolerances, which are considered safe. The most significant impacts will potentially be on exports of certain berries and bananas.