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U.S.-Canada Grower Priority Database

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Current as of May 2012

The U.S. - Canada Grower Priority Database is a tool for growers, registrants, and regulatory agencies to address trade barriers and trade irritants between NAFTA countries (Mexican priorities are expected to be incorporated in the future). The database captures grower-identified priorities for resolving differences in available crop protection tools and Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) in the United States and Canada. This approach is expected to provide a more systematic way to identify and address grower priorities for MRL establishment and resolution of MRL trade issues.

The database will allow users to go to one place to identify:

The database, while not directly regulatory in nature, is designed to provide support for the orderly and expedited consideration and removal of potential trade issues that may exist in the NAFTA region. The U.S. grower priorities for commodities currently in the database are updated annually beginning in August of each year. The process takes four months and uses an online priority update website system.

New commodities can be added to the database twice a year beginning in February and August, following the same four-month process.

Read more about the U.S.-Canada Grower Priority Database.

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