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Canadá: proponen límite máximo de residuo para Lambda-Cyhalothrin
12 July 2011
|Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures||Original: English/
|1.||Notifying Member: Canada
If applicable, name of local government involved:
|2.||Agency responsible: Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), Health Canada|
|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): Pesticide lambda-cyhalothrin in or on various food commodities (ICS Codes: 65.020, 65.100, 67.060, 67.080, 67.140)|
|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: Proposed Maximum Residue Limit (PMRL): Lambda-Cyhalothrin (PMRL2011-27) Language(s): English and French Number of pages: 6 and 7|
|6.||Description of content: The objective of the notified document PMRL2011-27 is to consult on the listed import maximum residue limits (MRLs) for lambda-cyhalothrin that have been proposed by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA).
MRL (ppm) Raw Agricultural Commodity (RAC) and/or Processed Commodity
2.0 Tea (dried leaves)
1.0 Rice, wild rice
0.5 Stone fruits (Crop Group 12-09), olives
0.4 Head and stem Brassica (Crop Subgroup 5A, except broccoli and cabbages)
0.3 Pome fruits (Crop Group 11-09)
0.2 Fruiting vegetables (Crop Group 8-09), avocadoes, barley bran, grapes, oranges, rye bran, Satsuma mandarins, sorghum, wheat bran
0.05 Cucurbit vegetables (Crop Group 9), tree nuts (Crop Group 14), cereal grains (Crop Group 15; except corn, rice, sorghum and wild rice), peanuts, pistachios, sugarcane, undelinted cotton seeds
0.02 Tuberous and corm vegetables (Crop Subgroup 1C)
MRLs are proposed for each commodity included in the listed crop groupings in accordance with the Residue Chemistry Crop Groups webpage in the Pesticides and Pest Management section of Health Canada’s website.
Note that a number of the MRLs are proposed to revise currently established MRLs as specified in PMRL2011-27.
|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)
[ ] 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: The following table compares lambda-cyhalothrin MRLs proposed in Canada for which corresponding cyhalothrin Codex MRLs are established. The differing MRLs are highlighted in bold font. Codex MRLs have not been established for the remaining commodities included under this action.
Food Commodity Canadian MRL Codex MRL
Pome fruits (Crop Group 11-09) 0.3 0.2
Undelinted cotton seeds and 0.05 0.02
cotton seed oil
Tuberous and corm vegetables 0.02 0.02
(Crop Subgroup 1C) (Potatoes only)
|9.||Other relevant documents and language(s) in which these are available: Health Canada website: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pest/part/consultations/index-eng.php, PMRL2011-27, posted 30 June 2011 (available in English and French)|
|10.||Proposed date of adoption (dd/mm/yy): Normally within four to five months from the posting of the Proposed MRL document on the Health Canada website.
Proposed date of publication (dd/mm/yy):
|11.||Proposed date of entry into force: [ ] Six months from date of publication, and/or (dd/mm/yy): On the date the measure is adopted.
[ ] Trade facilitating measure
|12.||Final date for comments: [ ] Sixty days from the date of circulation of the notification and/or (dd/mm/yy): 13 September 2011
Agency or authority designated to handle comments: [ ] National Notification Authority, [X] National Enquiry Point. Address, fax number and e‑mail address (if available) of other body:
|13.||Texts available from: [ ] National Notification Authority, [X] National Enquiry Point. Address, fax number and e‑mail address (if available) of other body:
The electronic version of the regulatory text can be downloaded at: