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Public ID: PID-9LA6ZB

Pesticides maximum residue limit affecting UK exports of food and drink to South Korea

in South Korea

Trade barrier summary

South Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) introduced a new system for managing pesticide residue in food, called a positive list system. This stipulates that maximum residue limits for some pesticides will be accepted, and for others residue limits need to be below 0.01 parts per million.

This has been specifically designed for South Korean consumers and South Korean agricultural conditions. As such, there are substances that have not yet been registered on the positive list system.

Sectors affected

  • Food and drink



Date reported

27 November 2018

Last updated

17 December 2020

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