Argentina monitors residues in exports to Russia
Argentina has launched a monitoring programme for pesticide residues in fruit exports bound for Russia. The Argentine national animal and plant health inspection service, the Senasa, is implementing its Resolution 1171/08, which established an exports protocol for such goods. The monitoring starts on January 19th, with results of the analyses to be presented to Russian authorities from April. Exporters are requested to register as such, and declare who their suppliers are. Russia has set low maximum residue limits (MRLs) that have caused trade disputes even with the EU ( Agrow No 540, p 14).