Chemical use for export

Overseas markets can have Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) that are different from Australian MRLs set by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) and the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Food Standards Code.

It is important that producers and exporters are aware of, and comply with, importing country requirements. Non-compliance can risk Australia’s international market access and reputation.

International MRLs for key export markets can be found through the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry website.

Chemical Toolkit for Horticulture

The Victorian Government has funded an industry-led project to develop tools for horticulture producers to better manage MRLs for export.

The Australian Table Grape Association, Cherry Growers Australia and Summerfruit Australia have led the development of Apps and resources to assist growers to manage MRLs within export market requirements. The Toolkit is available through the Horticulture Innovation Network.

Page last updated: 01 Feb 2024