Past MRL Workshop Presentations

2023 MRL Workshop: May 24 – 25

The interactive seminar will address critically important issues for stakeholders with interests in exporting agricultural products. Growers, packers, shippers, PCAs, registrants, regulators, trade experts, and other stakeholders in international trade are strongly encouraged to attend. The offical language for the workshop is English.

Presentation Topics: international trade trends, global registrations, pesticide residue monitoring, MRL strategies for growers, updates for international residue standards (US, NAFTA, Asia, EU, Codex, global etc.), inadvertent issues and panel discussions. In addition to nationally known experts, we will also have 4-6 international presenters.

On Thursday May 25 from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM, CropLife America will provide an advocacy training session. This is an opportunity to learn how to talk about pesticides.

2023 MRL Workshop Presentations

Wednesday, May 24

  1. Welcome & Agenda Review (Matt Lantz, Bryant Christie, Inc.)
  2. EU Agricultural Committee Update (Norbert Lins, Chairman, EU Agricultural Committee) (Virtual Presentation only.)
  3. A Green Agenda Meets Reality – Four Years of Green Deal Implementation and What it Means for Crop Protection and Crop Production (Volker Koch-Achelpohler, Agricultural Relations Director, Europe, Gowan Co.)
  4. Impact of Changing MRLs Landscape on African Growers (Okisegere Ojepat, CEO, Fresh Produce Consortium of Kenya) (Virtual Presentation only.)
  5. The Hazards of the Brussels Effect: Engaging a Regulatory Superpower (Ben Conner, Partner, DTB Agritrade)
  6. Why Harmonizing MRLs is Important to NASDA (Ted McKinney, CEO, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA))
  7. MRL Program for Paraguay (Laura Vera, DICAO-SENAVE, Paraguay)
  8. The Sri Lanka Pesticide/MRL Story (Jagath Fernando, Managing Director, Jagro (Pvt) Ltd.)
  9. Mexican Regulatory Perspective in Pesticides (Cristian Garcia, Agricultural Relations Director LATAM, Gowan Co.)
  10. Canadian MRL Update (Greg Bartley, Director, Crop Protection and Crop Quality, Pulse Canada)
  11. FAS Update (Sabina Neumann, Senior Trade Advisor, USDA-FAS) Click Here
  12. IR-4 International Activities Report (Jerry Baron, Executive Director, IR-4 Project)
  13. EPA Priorities and Updates (Michael Goodis, Deputy Office Director for Programs, OPP, U.S. EPA)
  14. Codex Update (Julie Chao, Deputy U.S. Codex Manager, USDA)

Thursday, May 25

  1. Borlaug FellowsIndonesia (Dr. Budiawan)
  2. Borlaug FellowsPeru (Ana Moreno)
  3. Borlaug FellowsSouth Africa (Thembi Mphiwa)
  4. Borlaug FellowsVietnam (Minh Nguyen)
  5. Mirror Clauses – A Forgotten Concept or Implementation Under Different Names? (Volker Koch-Achelpohler, Agricultural Relations Director, Europe, Gowan Co.)
  6. Biologicals Export Requirements (Carmen Tiu, Global MRL & IT Leader, Corteva Agriscience)
  7. Minor Use Foundation Update (Anna Gore, Director of Operations, Minor Use Foundation)
  8. CropLife International Technical Training (Jane Stewart, Scientist, Environmental & Residue Sciences, BASF)
  9. Michigan Cherries: Production, Marketing Channels and Related MRL Issues (Chris Bardenhagen, Crop Management Specialist/Grower Relations Liaison, Cherry Marketing Institute)
  10. After 200 Years of Cultivation, Export Challenges Threaten U.S. Ginseng Growers (Mary Hausbeck, Extension Specialist, Michigan State University)
  11. Racing to Zero and Infinity: Analytical Advances and MRLs (Wiley Hall, Chemist, USDA-ARS)
  12. Pesticide Regulation Approaches in Türkiye (Neslihan Alper, Head of the Department of Plant and Plant Products Border Control Department, MAF, DGFC, Türkiye)

2022 MRL Workshop: May 25 – 26
The 2022 MRL Workshop will be May 25 – 26 in San Francisco: The interactive seminar will address critically important issues for stakeholders with interests in exporting agricultural products. Growers, packers, shippers, PCAs, registrants, regulators, trade experts, and other stakeholders in international trade are strongly encouraged to attend.

Presentation Topics: international trade trends, global registrations, pesticide residue monitoring, MRL strategies for growers, updates for international residue standards (US, NAFTA, Asia, EU, Codex, global etc.), inadvertent issues and panel discussions. In addition to nationally known experts, we will also have 4-6 international presenters.

2022 MRL Workshop Presentations

Wednesday, May 25

  1. Welcome & Agenda Review (Gary Van Sickle, CA Specialty Crops Council)
  2. State of Play of the Plant Protection Under the EU Green Deal Framework (Paula de Vera, Senior Policy Advisor, COPA-COGECA)
  3. EU Regulatory Issues and Lessons Learned from a Registrant’s Perspective (Volker Koch-Achelpohler, Agricultural Relations Director, Europe, Gowan Co.)
  4. EU Pesticide Policies: The Trade Perspective (Rob Ahern, Director for WTO Agricultural Affairs, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative)
  5. How the Brazilian Orange Juice Value Chain is Responding to the EU MRLs “New Agenda” (Tatiana Campos, Institutional Relations Director, CitrusBR)
  6. EU MRL Policy – Which Crops are Potentially Exposed? (Julie Cerenzia, Research Director, Bryant Christie, Inc.)
  7. CA Rice Pesticide Needs and MRL Engagement (Roberta Firoved, Industry Affairs Manager, California Rice Commission)
  8. IR-4 International Activities Report (Michael Braverman, Manager Biopesticide, Organic and International Capacity Building Programs, IR-4 Project)
  9. FAS Update (Sabina Neumann, Senior Trade Advisor, USDA-FAS)
  10. EPA Priorities and Updates (Michael Goodis, Deputy Office Director for Programs, OPP, US EPA)
  11. CPACT: An American Farmer’s Perspective (Nathan Sano, Executive Director, CA Dry Bean Advisory Board)
  12. Canadian MRL Update (Émilie Bergeron, Vice-President, Chemistry, CropLife Canada)
  13. Mexican Regulatory Perspective in Pesticides (Cristian Garcia, Executive Director, PROCCYT)
  14. Taiwan MRL Positive List Update & Enforcement (Chia-Ding Liao, Chief of Food Safety Assessment, Taiwan Food and Drug Administration, Taiwan)

Thursday, May 26

  1. Status of MRLs in Turkey (Neslihan Alper, Head of the Department of Plant and Plant Products Border Control Department, MAF, DGFC, Turkey)
  2. Grains MRL Coalition (Gretchen Flanley, President, Sherpa 360)
  3. Estimating Food Loss and Waste due to Missing/Default MRLs: Case Study and Lessons Learned (Gord Kurbis, Vice President, Trade Policy – Crop Protection, Canada Grains Council)
  4. Codex Modernization & Increased Solutions for Agriculture & Trade (Carmen Tiu, Global MRL & IT Leader, Corteva Agriscience)
  5. Global Coalition Building of Science-Based Standards-Emerging Markets (Nigel Hunter, International Program Specialist, USDA-FAS)
  6. A Supply Chain in Chaos: Losses in Profits, Reliability and Trade Opportunities (Tracey Chow, Federal Government Affairs Specialist, Western Growers Association)
  7. EPA Human Health Risk Assessment of Organic Pesticide Products: A Different Approach with the Same Goal (Jane Stewart, Scientist, Environmental & Residue Sciences, BASF and Brandy Riffle, Toxicologist, Regulatory Toxicology, BASF)
  8. MRL Research Update (Spencer Walse, Research Chemist, USDA-ARS)

2021 MRL Workshop Webinar: May 26 – 27

We will present the Workshop as a webinar.

2021 MRL Workshop Presentations:

Wednesday, May 26

  1. Welcome & Agenda Review (Gary Van Sickle, CA Specialty Crops Council)
  2. Dealing with MRLs in the EU State of Play, Trends and Opportunities (Moni Richter, Global MRLs & Trade, BASF and Teresa Babuscio, Public Affairs, Science & Sustainability, Bayer Crop Science)
  3. Impact of Changing MRLs Landscape on African Growers (Okisegere Ojepat, CEO, Fresh Produce Consortium of Kenya)
  4. The MRL Processes in the UK for GB and NI (Julian Cudmore, MRL Technical Lead and Consumer Exposure Specialist, Chemicals Regulation Division, HSE, United Kingdom
  5. FAS Update: EU Pesticide Policies and MRLs (Elisa Fertig, Agricultural Attaché, USDA-FAS, Brussels)
  6. Pesticide Policies: The Trade Perspective (Robert Ahern, Director for WTO Agricultural Affairs, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
  7. Impact of Reduction of MRLs in Banana Production and Export (Patricio Gutierrez Carvajal, Regional Director-Innovation R&D, Dole Tropical Products
  8. U.S. International Trade Commission MRL Report (Alissa Tafti, International Trade Analyst, and Peter Herman, International Economist, U.S. International Trade Commission

Thursday, May 27

  1. Codex, Change and Collaboration (Steve Wearne, Director, Global Affairs, UK Food Standards Agency and Gracia Brisco, Secretary of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues, FAO)
  2. EPA Update (Nancy Fitz, Minor Use Officer, US EPA)
  3. IR-4 International Activities Report (Jerry Baron, Executive Director, IR-4 Project)
  4. How MRLs are Affecting the US Cranberry Industry and How the Industry is Responding (Bill Frantz, Executive Director, Cranberry Institute C
  5. An Update from FAS/USDA: Shifting Global Trends and Priorities in MRL Capacity-Building (Anna Gore, Senior Program Manager, USDA-FAS)
  6. Mexico Precautionary Principle Update (Ray McAllister, Senior Director, CropLife America and Cristian Garcia, Executive Director, PROCCYT)
  7. China MRL Policy Overview: An Industry Perspective (David Yeh, Global Policy Advocacy Manager, Bayer Crop Science Division)
  8. South Korea MRL Positive List & Enforcement Update (Kyunghee Jung, Scientific Officer, Ministry of Food & Drug Safety, South Korea

2020 MRL Workshop Webinar: May 27 – 28

The plan is to present the Workshop as a webinar.

2020 MRL Workshop: May 27 – 28
The interactive seminar will address critically important issues for stakeholders with interests in exporting agricultural products. Growers, packers, shippers, PCAs, registrants, regulators, trade experts, and other stakeholders in international trade are strongly encouraged to attend.

Presentation Topics: international trade trends, global registrations, pesticide residue monitoring, MRL strategies for growers, updates for international residue standards (US, NAFTA, Asia, EU, Codex, global etc.), inadvertent issues and panel discussions. In addition to nationally known experts, we will also have 4-6 international presenters.

2020 MRL Workshop Presentations

Wednesday, May 27

  1. Welcome & Agenda Review (Gary Van Sickle, CA Specialty Crops Council)
  2. EU Pesticide Policy: Challenges and Possible Solutions Perspective of EU Importers of Nuts and Dried Fruit (Anna Boulova, Secretary General, Frucom, Belgium)
  3. EU Pesticide Policy: Hop Industry Perspective (Reinhold Kugel, Head of Product Safety and Quality Assurance, Barth Haas, Germany)
  4. EU Pesticide Policies: The Trade Perspective (Julia Doherty, Deputy Assistant USTR for Agricultural Affairs, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative)
  5. EU Concerns for Registrants (Panel Presentation (Cindy Smith, Agricultural Relations Director, Gowan Company, Heidi Irrig, MRL Manager North America, Syngenta and Michelle Sharpe, MRL Strategist, North America, BASF)
  6. Coordination on EU MRL Topics (Katherine Bedard, International Public Policy Director, Wine Institute) (No Presentation Slides Used)
  7. Tracking EU MRLs: The EU Early Alert System (Alinne Oliveira, Trade Policy Specialist, Bryant Christie, Inc.)
  8. EPA/APEC Import Tolerance Pilot Update (Mike Doherty, Chemist, OPP, US EPA)
  9. IR-4 International Activities Report (Jerry Baron, Executive Director, IR-4 Project)
  10. MRLs in Australia and APEC (Steve Crossley, Food Standards Australia New Zealand)
  11. South Korea MRL Positive List & Enforcement Update (Kyunghee Jung, Scientific Officer, Ministry of Food & Drug Safety, South Korea)

Thursday, May 28

  1. U.S. International Trade Commission MRL Report (Sabina Neumann, Advisor, U.S. International Trade Commission)
  2. Hazard vs Risk – Are Your Tigers in the Cage? (Jane Stewart, Scientist, Environmental & Residue Sciences, BASF and Brandy Riffle, Toxicologist, Regulatory Toxicology, BASF)
  3. MRL Perspectives from the U.S. Grain Industry (Allison Nepveux, Manager of Trade Policy, U.S. Grains Council)
  4. BCGlobal MRL Database Features and Tips (Kimberly Berry, Sr. Mgr, Data Services, Bryant Christie, Inc.) (Website Demonstration – No Presentation Slides Used.)
  5. Soybean MRL Concerns (Rosalind Leeck, Senior Director of Market Access, U.S. Soybean Export Council)
  6. Minor Use Foundation, Inc. – An Overview (Dirk Drost, Board Chairman, Minor Use Foundation, Inc.)
  7. FAS Update (Loren LaPointe, AAAS Science Policy Fellow, USDA-FAS)
  8. Laboratory Methods for MRL Determination (Wiley Hall, Director of Research Chemistry, Safe Food Alliance)
  9. The California Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program (Michelle Armstrong, Food Safety Coordinator, CDPR)
  10. Mexico – Precautionary Principle Situation (Ray McAllister, Senior Director, CropLife America)

2019 MRL Workshop: May 29 – 30

Presentation Topics: international trade trends, global registrations, pesticide residue monitoring, MRL strategies for growers, updates for international residue standards (US, NAFTA, Asia, EU, Codex, global etc.), inadvertent issues and panel discussions. In addition to nationally known experts, we will also have 4-6 international presenters.

2019 MRL Workshop Presentation

Wednesday, May 29

  1. Welcome & Agenda Review (Gary Van Sickle, CA Specialty Crops Council)
  2. The European Commission Is Taking Action On Endocrine Disruptors – What Could This Really Mean For The Market? (Jochen Riehle, Food Chemist, Business Development, Strategic Sales, Eurofins Analytik GmbH)
  3. EU Pesticide Policies: The Trade Perspective (Julia Doherty, Deputy Assistant USTR for Agricultural Affairs, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative)
  4. Tracking EU MRLs: The EU Early Alert System (Matt Lantz, Vice President, Global Access, Bryant Christie, Inc.)
  5. South Korea MRL Positive List & Enforcement Update (Kyunghee Jung, Scientific Officer, Ministry of Food & Drug Safety, South Korea)
  6. Taiwan MRL Positive List Update & Enforcement (Chia-Ding Liao, Chief of Food Safety Assessment, Taiwan Food and Drug Administration, Taiwan)
  7. ASEAN Harmonized MRLs (Chai Keong Ngan, Sr. Research Officer, MARDI, Malaysia)
  8. EPA and CCPR Update (Rick Keigwin, Director, OPP, US EPA)
  9. Crop Residue Management – The Race to Zero Residues (Tim Wilson, Global Regulatory Manager Fungicides, United Phosphorous Ltd.)
  10. MRL Compliance When No Detectable Residues or An Exemption From Requirement For A Tolerance [Panel] (Cindy Smith, Agricultura Relations Director, Gowan Company)
  11. MRL Compliance When No Detectable Residues or An Exemption From Requirement For A Tolerance [Panel] (Gabriele Ludwig, Director, Sustainability and Environmental Affairs, Almond Board of California)
  12. MRL Compliance When No Detectable Residues or An Exemption From Requirement For A Tolerance [Panel] (Dan Kunkel, Associate Director, IR-4 Project)
  13. FAS Update (Loren LaPointe, AAAS Science Policy Fellow, USDA-FAS)
  14. IR-4 International Activities Report (Dan Kunkel, Associate Director, IR-4 Project)
  15. Cannabis Residue Regulatory Overview in Canada (Shane Morris, SVP, Product Development and Regulatory Affairs, Aurora (Canada)

Thursday, May 30

  1. Food Safety in California: An Integrated Approach (Stacy Aylesworth, Sr. Environmental Scientist, CDFA)
  2. Are MRLs a Food Safety Risk? (Heidi Irrig, MRL Manager North America, Syngenta)
  3. Update on International MRL Coalitions (Gord Kurbis, Vice President, Trade Policy – Crop Protection, Canada Grains Council)
  4. GlobalMRL.com Features and Tips (Kimberly Berry, Sr. Mgr, Data Services, Bryant Christie, Inc.)
  5. APEC Initiatives to Promote MRL Harmonization and Facilitate Trade (Julie Chao, Senior Technical Trade Advisor, USDA-FAS)
  6. Future of MRL Harmonization (Carmen Tiu, Global MRL & IT Leader, CORTEVA Agriscience)
  7. Postharvest MRL Issues (Spencer Walse, Research Chemist, USDA-ARS)

2018 MRL Workshop Presentations

Wednesday, May 30

  1. Welcome & Agenda Review (Gary Van Sickle, CA Specialty Crops Council)
  2. Consumer Food Safety Perceptions (Tamika Sims, Director, Food Technology Communications, International Food Information Council)
  3. EU Legal Framework for Pesticides and Residues (Klaus Berend, Head of Unit, European Commission)
  4. BelOrta Producer Organisation Implementing EU Ag Policy: Redefining Fruits and Vegetables (Luc Peeters, External Relations, BelOrta)
  5. Recent Developments on Trade-Related MRL Issues (Julia Doherty, Deputy Assistant USTR for Agricultural Affairs, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative) Click Here
  6. Commenting on EU MRL Changes: Challenges and Opportunities (Matt Lantz, Vice President, Global Access, Bryant Christie, Inc.)
  7. South Korea MRL Setting & Positive List Update (Jin Sook Kim, Deputy Director, Ministry of Food & Drug Safety, South Korea)
  8. Trends in Pesticide Regulations and Implications for Trade (Nathalie Doré, Senior Trade Policy Analyst, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada)
  9. FAS Update (Julie Chao, FAS)
  10. FDA’s Pesticide Monitoring and Enforcement (Charlotte Liang, Chemist, Office of Food Safety, US FDA)
  11. A Risk-based Approach to MRLs: Expanding on the Import Tolerance Guidelines in APEC (Anna Gore, International Trade Specialist, USDA-FAS)
  12. Update on International Discussions of the IESTI Equation and Implications for Global MRLs (Cheryl Cleveland, Global Consumer Safety, BASF)
  13. IR-4 International Activities Report (Jerry Baron, Executive Director, IR-4 Project)
  14. EPA Update: CCPR, Import Tolerances and Other Initiatives (Michael Doherty, Chemist, EPA)

Thursday, June 1

  1. Same Data, Different Outcome? A Comparison of Pesticide Residue Evaluation by EPA and JMPR (Michael Doherty, Chemist, EPA)
  2. Establishing Tolerances for the Tea Industry: A Collaborative Approach (Peter Goggi, President, Tea Association of the USA, Inc.)
  3. MRL Issues for Almonds (Gabriele Ludwig, Director, Sustainability and Environmental Affairs, Almond Board of California)
  4. Global Trends in Import Tolerances (Carmen Tiu, Global MRL & IT Leader, CORTEVA Agriscience)
  5. Pesticide Residue Analysis and Global MRL Compliance from an International Laboratory Perspective (Patrick Brennan, Food Safety Sales Director, AGQ Labs)
  6. Progress Toward the Registration of Postharvest Fumigants: Residue Tolerances (Spencer Walse, Research Chemist, USDA-ARS) Click Here

2017 MRL Workshop Presentations

Wednesday, May 31

  1. Welcome & Agenda Review (Gary Van Sickle, CA Specialty Crops Council)
  2. Pesticide Regulatory Trends in the New Administration (Ed Ruckert, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP )
  3. Taiwan MRL List and Regulatory Implementation (Emily Kao, Chief of Food Safety Assessment, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan)
  4. MRL Establishment in Australia (James Deller, Director, Residues and Trade, APVMA, Australia)
  5. South Korea MRL Setting & Positive List Update (Jin Sook Kim, Deputy Director, Ministry of Food & Drug Safety, South Korea)
  6. An Industry Perspective on Import MRLs in APEC (Audrey Chen, Principal Research Associate, FMC Corporation and Beyond)
  7. Trade Issues Report from FAS-USDA (Julie Chao, Senior International Trade Specialist, USDA-FAS)
  8. Global MRL Database Update (Kimberly Berry, Sr. Mgr, Data Services, Bryant Christie, Inc.)
  9. Recent Work in the WTO SPS Committee on Pesticide MRLs (Julia Doherty, Senior Director, SPS and Agricultural Affairs, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative)
  10. Taiwan & S. Korea Workshops Report, and Pulse MRL Update (Lois Rossi, Rossi Regulatory Consulting Group)
  11. EPA Update (Rick Keigwin, Acting Director, OPP, EPA)
  12. Agrian-BCI Update (James Christie, President, Bryant Christie, Inc.)
  13. Facts, not Fears. A New Way to Reassure Consumers About the Safety of Organic and Conventional Produce (Teresa Thorne, Executive Director, The Alliance for Food and Farming)
  14. Impact of the Inadvertent MRLs – How to Keep a Happy World? (Carmen Tiu, Global Residue & MRL Strategy Leader, Dow AgroSciences)
  15. IR-4 International Activities Report (Dan Kunkel, Associate Director, Food and International Programs, The IR-4 Program) Click Here

Thursday, June 1

  1. Endocrine Disruption and Hazard Criteria in the EU: Managing the Trade Challenges (Euros Jones, Director of Regulatory Affairs, European Crop Protection Association)
  2. MRL Compliance Beyond the Farm, A Consumer Packaged Goods Perspective (Ron Williams, Jr., Director, Crop Protection Technical Safety, The Coca-Cola Company)
  3. MRLs and Wine (Katherine Bedard, International Trade Policy Manager, Wine Institute)
  4. Tackling MRL Related Trade Issues in the Canadian Grain Sector (Tyler Bjornson, President, Canada Grains Council)
  5. Spice MRL Issues (John Hallagan, General Council, American Spice Trade Association)
  6. Invasive Species and Export Markets: The SWD Management Experience (Mike Willet, Manager, WA Tree Fruit Research Commission)
  7. Spotted Wind Drosophila: Quarantine Treatment Development for CA Specialty Crops (Spencer Walse, Research Chemist, USDA-ARS) Click Here

2016 MRL Workshop Presentations

Wednesday, June 1

  1. How Modern Agriculture Reduces Food Waste and the Role of MRL Harmonization (Jay Vroom, President, CropLife America)
  2. Economic and Trade Impacts of the EU’s Regulatory Changes (Caroline Harris, VP & Principal Scientist/Center Director, Exponent International Limited)
  3. Update on Fosetyl-Al in the EU (Spencer Walse, Research Chemist, USDA-ARS)
  4. Korean MRL Setting & Positive List (Hyochin Kim, Scientific Officer, Food Standard Division, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, Korea)
  5. Current Issues Affecting MRL Harmonization (Cindy Baker-Smith, Senior Vice-President, AMVAC)
  6. Trade Issues Report from FAS-USDA (Mayra Caldera)
  7. Global MRL Database Update (Kimberly Berry, Sr. Mgr. Data Services, Bryant Christie, Inc.)
  8. Pesticide Regulations in Chile (Eduardo Aylwin, Agricultural Engineer, Chile)
  9. Brazil MRL Update (Ana Carolina Lamy, Federal Inspector, Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture)
  10. EPA & Codex Updates, APEC MRL Report (David Miller, Chief, Chemistry & Exposure Branch, US EPA)
  11. Hong Kong Update (Matt Lantz, Vice President, Global Access, Bryant Christie, Inc. Group)
  12. Panel: How Harmonized are MRLs Since 2005 & Lessons Learned (Matt Lantz, Vice President, Global Access, Bryant Christie, Inc. Group Kimberly Berry, Mayra Caldera, Phil Brindle, Senior Manager, Global MRLs & Import Tolerances, BASF Agricultural Solutions, Matt Lantz, & Gabriele Ludwig, Associate Director, Environmental Affairs, Almond Board of California)

Thursday, June 2

  1. Canadian MRL update (Pierre Petelle, Vice-President, Chemistry, CropLife Canada)
  2. Update on MRL Activities – International Year of Pulse 2016 (Gord Kurbis, Director, Market Access and Trade Policy, Pulse Canada / Canadian Special Crops Association)
  3. Case Study: Way Forward to Accelerate Harmonized MRLs to Enable Trade Learning from Sivanto and Japan (Jamin Huang, Senior Regulatory Manager, Bayer CropScience)
  4. IR-4 International Activities Update (Jerry Baron, Director, Food and International Programs, The IR-4 Program)
  5. MRL and Food Safety Update in India (Deepa Bhajekar, Director ‘d technology’, Mumbai, India)
  6. The FDA Pesticide Residue Program (Chris Sack, Residue Expert, US FDA)
  7. Postharvest Residue Remediation: Breaking MRL Trade Barriers for Specialty Crops Wrap Up Discussion/ Action Items/Evaluations (Spencer Walse, Research Chemist, USDA-ARS)

2013 MRL Workshop Presentations

  1. US Ag Trade and Farm Policy (Schramm)
  2. Logistics (Leitner)
  3. Food Co. Perspectives on MRLs (Williams)
  4. Trade Issues USDA-FAS (Scott)
  5. US EPA Harmonization Activities (Madden)
  6. EU Regulatory Initiatives (Eimontaite)
  7. Canadian Minor Use Program (Sethi)
  8. Central America (Fernandez)
  9. Asia Overview (Berry)
  10. Russia (Paggi)
  11. Cost of MRLs (Scholz)
  12. Secondary Standards (Irrig)
  13. Analytical Testing (Saini)
  14. IR-4 Global Residue Studies (Kunkel)
  15. Codex 101 (Madden)
  16. Methyl Bromide and Montreal Protocol (Botts)
  17. Managing MRLs – Methyl Bromide as Tool (Walse)
  18. MRL Database and Global Priorities (Berry)
  19. 2013 CEU Information for Pest Control Advisors: 7.0 CEUs
    June 5 CDPR Code M-0748-13 5.0 Hours (0.5 Laws and Regs; 4.5 Other)
    June 6 CDPR Code M-0749-13 2.0 Hours (0.5 Laws and Regs; 1.5 Other)