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Posted by Anup Baral | July 9, 2019 :
The government has revoked its decision to quarantine and conduct pesticide residue tests for agriculture produce imported from India, which has stirred a debate as the decision has direct and major implications on public health. Here is what you need to know about the government’s earlier decision, the supply and price disruption it created in the market, its move to revoke the earlier decision, and its implications.Following the Cabinet decision that came into effect on June 17, border authorities did not allow the passage of fruits and vegetables without first conducting laboratory tests for pesticide residues because the new decision required importers to acquire clearance from the Food Import Export Quality Certification Office and Plant Quarantine Office at customs checkpoints.
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