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OECD Trade Policy Studies Environmental Requirements and Market Access: Phasing Out Methyl Bromide

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This chapter discusses the process by which the ozone‐depleting chemical, methyl bromide, an effective fumigant, is being phased out. An important innovation of the Montreal Protocol was the creation of a special fund to help finance efforts to find substitute products and have them adopted. However, an unintended consequence of accelerated research on finding alternatives is new pesticide/crop combinations for which associated import tolerances (residue limits) have in a number of cases not yet been established.
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Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2005-11-01

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