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USDA ASCE: Regional Alignment of Pesticide Regulatory Systems and Trade Facilitative MRLs - Due 7/29/24

Opportunity Title:

Assisting Specialty Crop Exports: Regional Alignment of Pesticide Regulatory Systems and Trade Facilitative MRLs

 

Funder/Agency:

Department of Agriculture (USDA), Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)

 

Opportunity Number:

USDA-FAS-10621-0750-10-24-0004

 

Description:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, Trade and Regulatory Capacity Building, announces this funding opportunity to support the Assisting Specialty Crop Exports (ASCE) Initiative.


This opportunity is intended to support initiatives described to promote the export of U.S. specialty crops to current and prospective foreign markets with three Tracks:


Track 1: Alignment of Asian pesticide regulatory systems and trade facilitative MRLs

This track will support harmonization of MRL systems in Asia with the adoption and implementation of risk-based pesticide regulatory systems and MRL setting consistent with Codex and/or the U.S. system, countering hazard-based policies and practices.


Track 2: Alignment of Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) pesticide regulatory systems and trade facilitative MRLs

This track provides bilateral and/or regional technical assistance to partner countries in LAC’s regional economic communities (e.g., the Central American Regional Economic Community, the Andean Community (CAN), the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM)).


Track 3: Alignment of pesticide regulatory systems and trade facilitative MRLs in Africa

The track aims to build capacity on pesticide registration and MRL setting to support the development and implementation of risk-based pesticide regulatory systems and MRL policy consistent with Codex and/or the U.S. system and based on the WTO SPS Agreement.

 


Eligibility:

  • State governments

  • Nonprofits

  • International organizations

  • Colleges and universities in the United States, including State Cooperative Institutions

  • Foreign entities

  • Any other entity

 

Award Details:

Total Amount Available:

$10,000,000


Track 1:

Minimum Award: $1,500,000

Maximum Award: $4,000,000


Tracks 2 & 3:

Minimum Award: $1,000,000

Maximum Award: $3,000,000

 

Deadline:

Questions Due July 16, 2024

Applications Due July 29, 2024

 

 

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