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USDA Assisting Specialty Crop Exports: Increasing Data Generation for Codex and Harmonized MRL Setting - Due 07/17/24

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Assisting Specialty Crop Exports: Increasing Data Generation for Codex and Harmonized MRL Setting



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


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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 Initiative. This opportunity is to promote the export of U.S. specialty crops to current and prospective foreign markets.

The goal of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to reduce the number of missing and misaligned Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) by supporting collaborative pesticide residue research and data generation capacity for the establishment of Codex MRLs. Priority should be given to establishing Codex MRLs for specialty crops that benefit U.S. specialty crop producers and exports.

The Assisting Specialty Crop Exports (ASCE) Initiative goal is to expand specialty crop exports by helping U.S. exporters address non-tariff trade barriers. One of the barriers identified by U.S. industry is missing or misaligned MRLs. As such, this project will address existing and potential MRL trade barriers affecting U.S. specialty crops exports and promote foreign understanding and support of Codex and U.S. risk-based pesticide regulatory systems.



  • State governments

  • Nonprofits

  • International organizations

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

  • Foreign entities

  • Any other entity


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Questions Due June 28, 2024

Applications Due July 17, 2024



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