Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
United States of America
Commodity Group
Meat
Commodity
Live animals
Date
01/07/2012
Policy Category
Other
Policy Instrument
Animal health regulations
Description
The Codex Alimentarius Commission adopted official maximum residue limit (MRL) on the feed additive ractopamine, a big win for trade interests of the US, Brazil and Canada. However, some countries, such as China and EU, have zero tolerance policies for ractopamine residues in meat products, and Taiwan recently adopted a MRL allowed.