OECD Trade Policy Studies Environmental Requirements and Market Access: Limiting Pesticide Residues in Pineapples
Abstract:Over the last 20 years, Ghana has expanded rapidly into the production of pineapples for export, particularly to the EU. This export trade was put at risk of being severely disrupted, however, as a result of new regulations relating to pesticide residues in food, introduced by the EU starting in the 1990s, and later of private standards on good agricultural practice introduced by a group of European importers and retailers of fruits and vegetables.
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: November 1, 2005