Cambodia Bans Pesticide Tricyclazole Import

AKP Phnom Penh, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) issued early this week an announcement banning the import, supply, distribution and use of pesticide Tricyclazole in Cambodia.

The move is aimed to ensure the public welfare as well as to maintain the prestige of Cambodian rice and respond to the international market's demand, underlined the announcement signed by MAFF Minister H.E. Veng Sakhon.

The European Union (EU) has recently announced to ban the import of milled rice that contains more than 0.01 mg of waste pesticide Tricyclazole per kilogramme from the beginning of July 2017.

Meanwhile, the General Department of Agriculture is instructed to do more research to find new pesticides without banned chemical substances and to continue strengthening the sanitary and phytosanitary standard compliance.

Last year, Cambodia exported 542,144 tons of milled rice to international market, of which 341,066 tons or 62.9 percent were bought by the European Union.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press