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Taiwan Notification on Draft of Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods

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NOTIFICATION

1.

Notifying Member: THE SEPARATE CUSTOMS TERRITORY OF TAIWAN, PENGHU, KINMEN AND MATSU

If applicable, name of local government involved:

2.

Agency responsible: Ministry of Health and Welfare

3.

Products covered (provide tariff item number(s) as specified in national schedules deposited with the WTO; ICS numbers should be provided in addition, where applicable): Fruits, vegetables and cereals

4.

Regions or countries likely to be affected, to the extent relevant or practicable:

[X]    All trading partners

[ ]      Specific regions or countries:

5.

Title of the notified document: Draft of  Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods Language(s): Chinese and English  Number of pages: 3

http://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2014/sps/CHT/14_3385_00_x.pdf

http://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2014/sps/CHT/14_3385_00_e.pdf

6.

Description of content: Draft of pesticide MRLs for Acetamiprid, Ametoctradin, Azoxystrobin, Boscalid, Bromopropylate, Cartap, Clothianidin, Cyflumetofen, Cyfluthrin,  Cyhalothrin, Cymoxanil, Cypermethrin, Deltamethrin, Difenoconazole, Dimethomorph, Ethephon, Fenoxanil, Fenpyroximate, Flucythrinate, Flutolanil, Glufosinate-ammonium, Imidacloprid, Milbemectin, Oxycarboxin, Pendimethalin, Permethrin, Profenophos, Spinosad, and Thiamethoxam in or on fruits, vegetables or cereals.

7.

Objective and rationale: [X] food safety, [ ] animal health, [ ] plant protection, [ ] protect humans from animal/plant pest or disease, [ ] protect territory from other damage from pests.

8.

Is there a relevant international standard? If so, identify the standard:

[X]    Codex Alimentarius Commission (e.g. title or serial number of Codex standard or related text) Pesticide maximum residue levels

[ ]      World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) (e.g. Terrestrial or Aquatic Animal Health Code, chapter number)

[ ]      International Plant Protection Convention (e.g. ISPM number)

[ ]      None

Does this proposed regulation conform to the relevant international standard?

[ ] Yes   [X] No

If no, describe, whenever possible, how and why it deviates from the international standard: Chinese Taipei follows Codex principles and FAO risk assessment procedures when setting pesticide MRLs.

9.

Other relevant documents and language(s) in which these are available: Draft of Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods (29 July 2014, Food No. 1031301870) available in English from the National Notification Authority, National Enquiry Point, and Ministry of Health and Welfare. The amendment will be published in the Official Government Gazette when adopted. The full texts may be downloaded from the following website: http://www.fda.gov.tw.

10.

Proposed date of adoption (dd/mm/yy): To be determined.

Proposed date of publication (dd/mm/yy): To be determined.

11.

Proposed date of entry into force: [ ] Six months from date of publication, and/or (dd/mm/yy): To be determined.

[ ]      Trade facilitating measure

12.

Final date for comments: [X] Sixty days from the date of circulation of the notification and/or (dd/mm/yy): 27 September 2014

Agency or authority designated to handle comments: [ ] National Notification Authority, [ ] National Enquiry Point. Address, fax number and e‑mail address (if available) of other body:

Food and Drug Administration

Ministry of Health and Welfare

No.161-2, Kunyang St., Nangang District, Taipei City 115-61, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Tel: +(886 2) 2787 8000 ext. 7314

Fax: +(886 2) 2653 1062

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13.

Texts available from: [X] National Notification Authority, [X] National Enquiry Point. Address, fax number and e‑mail address (if available) of other body:

Food and Drug Administration

Ministry of Health and Welfare

No.161-2, Kunyang St., Nangang District, Taipei City 115-61, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Tel: +(886 2) 2787 8000 ext. 7314

Fax: +(886 2) 2653 1062

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