June deadline to end Tricyclazole use

The European Commission has said Cambodia’s milled rice industry must eradicate the use of the fungicide Tricyclazole by June. The strict new Maximum Result Limit will mean rice must not contain more than 0.01 milligram of the chemical per kilogram of the grain. The limit was adopted by the commission in February and rice producers are now being given deadlines to comply. The majority must stop use by June, but jasmine rice producers will have until December 2017. A joint-working group met on March 21 to discuss the new regulation. It included representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Commerce, Cambodia Rice Federation, exporters, millers and the farming community.

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