March 06, 2006
1. All Grape Exporters/Farmers
2. All Grape Growers’ Federations
3. Maharashtra Rajya Draksha Bagaitdar Sangh, Pune
4. Fruit & Vegetable Association, Mumbai
5. All nominated laboratories
6. Director, National Research Centre for Grapes, Pune
7. All concerned Agri./Horti.Officers – A P, Karnataka & Maharashtra
8. All PSC issuing Authorities – A P, Karnataka & Maharashtra
9. Commissioner, Horticulture, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
10. Secretary, Agriculture, Govt. of Karnataka
11. Commissioner, Agriculture, Govt. of Maharashtra
12. Director, Agriculture – Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka & Maharashtra
13. Managing Director, M S A M B, Pune
14. Agriculture Marketing Adviser, DMI, New Delhi1
15. All regional Agmark offices – A P, Karnataka, Maharashtra
16. Apeda Regional offices – Bangalore, Hyderabad & Mumbai
17. Existing recognized Packhouses
Sub: “Regulation of export of fresh grapes to the European Union through control of pesticide residues” for the 2006 grape season – Amendment 4.

Dear Sirs,

Vide Amendment – I issued by APEDA on January 27, 2006, a revised Annexure – 11 (list of pesticides to be analysed) was circulated. S. No. 63 indicates a pesticide called 'Flusilazole' and MRL value indicated is ‘#’ meaning, thereby, that no MRL value exists. However, a clarification was provided that a provisional MRL value of 0.5 mg/kg. will be followed for export of grapes to the EU, UK and The Netherlands. We have now been informed by NRC-Grapes, Pune (NRL) that the MRL value for Flusilazole would be 0.05 mg./kg. for The Netherlands. This has been done after observing that 0.05 mg./kg. is a general MRL fixed by the Dutch laboratories at the LOQ level and is mentioned under the category 'All'.

In light of the above a revised Annexure – 11 applicable for export of grapes to the European Union during the current season is enclosed.

Yours faithfully,

S. Dave

Encl: Revised Annexure – 11 (as on 06 Mar. 2006)