Vietnamese durian put under EU microscope for pesticide control
VOV.VN - Vietnamese durians exported to the European Union will be subject to inspection for excessive pesticide residue at EU borders with a frequency of 10% under the bloc’s new regulations, according to the Vietnam Trade Office in Belgium and the EU.
This information was published in the Official Gazette on January 17 regarding the implementation of the EU’s regulation on the temporary increase of official controls and emergency measures governing the entry of certain goods from certain third countries into the bloc.
According to the regulations, Vietnamese export items subject to inspection at the EU borders include bell peppers, instant noodles, and durian, with inspection frequencies of 50%, 20%, and 10%, respectively.
This is the first time that Vietnamese durian products have been subject to excessive pesticide residue testing at EU borders with a frequency of 10%.
Under the new rule, both okra and dragon fruit remain listed in the Appendix II regarding the requirement of a certificate of pesticide control from Vietnam with inspection frequencies of 50% and 20% respectively.
The new rule takes effect 20 days after the date of publication in the official gazette.