World Trade Organization (WTO) workshop on missing MRLs

The IGTC took centre stage at WTO on Monday, 26th February to provide grain trade evidence and experiences at an SPS workshop on missing MRLs. 

The workshop brought together 15 governments in total, and tackled the negative impacts of missing MRLs on trade, as well as the need for capacity building at Codex, and positive regional initiatives that are taking place in the ASEAN, EAC, Japan, APEC, New Zealand, USA, and at Agri-Food Canada.  

The IGTC delegation (pictured) came from Argentina, Canada, Europe, Kenya and USA, and included global grain trade Corporate Stakeholders. The speakers at the IGTC’s afternoon session were:

  • Kimwaga Mhando, Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC)
  • Tyler Bjornson, Canada Grains Council (CGC)
  • June Arnold, Grain and Feed Trade Association (Gafta)
  • Roz Leeck, US Soybean Export Council (USSEC)
  • María Marta Rebizo, Argentine chambers of the oilseeds industry and cereals exporters (CIARA-CEC)

The IGTC will soon be releasing the results of its global survey on MRLs. Grain trade leaders wanting to be involved in this effort should contact the Secretariat.