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Managing Obsolete Stocks of Crop Protection Products

This brochure covers: the reason why these stockpiles exist; what is being done to get rid of them; stages in the safe disposal of obsolete stocks; how obsolete stocks can be prevented in the future; and the Africa Stockpiles Programme (ASP). Updated in 2018 you can see the latest version here.

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Crop Protection Document Mar 01, 2004

Guide for industry on the implementation of the International Code of Conduct on the distribution and use of pesticides

With the adoption of the Rotterdam Convention, a revision of the FAO Code was developed in November 2002. This leaflet, prepared by CropLife International, is a summary of the responsibilities advocated by FAO and their implications for the industry.

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Crop Protection Document Feb 29, 2004

Expert Paper – Liability and Redress – Article 27 Biosafety Protocol – ABSTRACT

Abstract of expert papers concerning Liability and Redress and Living Modified Organisms – a contribution to the Article 27 process under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

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Plant Biotechnology Document Feb 01, 2004

Expert Paper – Liability and Redress – Article 27 Biosafety Protocol

Compilation of expert papers concerning Liability and Redress and Living Modified Organisms – a contribution to the Article 27 process under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

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Plant Biotechnology Document Feb 01, 2004

Letter to Australian government stating position on work on traceability principles – November 2003

Letter to Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry November 2003: Comments on CX/FICS 03 /4- “Discussion Paper on Traceability/Product Tracing in the Context of Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems”

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Crop Protection Document Nov 13, 2003

News Release – More training and education for developing country farmers is key to improved health and safety

Training and education, along with science-based and properly enforced regulation remains key to further improving occupational safety for farmers using crop protection products in developing countries.

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Crop Protection News Item Oct 29, 2003

Poster on Personal Protective Equipment

Poster on the use of personal protective equipment when handling or mixing pesticides, spraying or cleaning the spraying equipment.

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Crop Protection Document Oct 17, 2003

News Release – CropLife International pledges up to $30 million to clear up obsolete stocks of crop protection products in Africa

CropLife Intl announced today that the plant science industry will commit up to US$30 million dollars to the African Stockpiles Programme (ASP) over the duration of the project, a doubling of the anticipated contribution under the current policy.

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Crop Protection News Item Sep 08, 2003

News release – CropLife International calls on WTO to eliminate tariffs for crop protection chemicals

CropLife International is coordinating efforts by the plant science industry to achieve a reduction or elimination of tariffs for crop protection chemicals around the world.

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Crop Protection News Item Sep 08, 2003

News Release – Improved market access and trade facilitation are key for future growth

At the WTO negotiations to be held in Cancun, the members of CropLife International want to see improved market access and trade facilitation for all related industries to ensure healthy future growth in the trade environment for all participants.

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Global Issues News Item Sep 04, 2003

Position Paper – Market Access for Crop Protection Products

We support a new multilateral round of trade negotiations and the continuation of the market access negotiations, with the aim of reducing/eliminating tariffs and non-tariff barriers against all chemicals, including crop protection chemicals.

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Crop Protection Document Sep 02, 2003

News Release – CropLife Expresses Concern over the World Conservation Union’s (IUCN) Resolution on GMOs

The plant science industry is concerned by the IUCN’s resolution adopted on 22 November 2004, calling for an international moratorium on further releases of GMOs until human and animal health and biodiversity is proven without reasonable doubt to be safe.

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Plant Biotechnology News Item Jul 02, 2003

Letter stating position on traceability relating to animal feed

Letter dated May 2003 from CropLife International to the Codex Alimentarius Commission, Rome, in response to the request for comments on the Proposed Draft Code of Practice on Good Animal Feeding (CL 2003/14-AF).

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Crop Protection Document May 28, 2003

News Release – CropLife International launches new Reference Guide for Biotech

CropLife International today launched its ‘Reference Guide for Biosafety Frameworks Addressing the Release of Plant Living Modified Organisms (LMOs)’. The Guide is intended to help governments develop national risk assessment and risk management.

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Plant Biotechnology News Item May 15, 2003

News Release – US Case against EU de facto Moratorium on Import Approvals for Genetically Enhanced Products

CropLife International believes that the request for a WTO dispute settlement by the United States concerning the de facto European Union moratorium on approvals of imports of new genetically-enhanced products should be resolved expeditiously.

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Plant Biotechnology News Item May 13, 2003