Revision of EU Minimum Residue Level: Potential effects on S&SEA exporting MSMEs

Based on data, statistics and interviews conducted in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Lao PDR and Myanmar, this note provides an overview of how Micro Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in those South & South East Asian (S&SEA) countries are dealing with the Minimum Residue Level (MRL) imposed by European Union importers. This note will provide a regional perspective on the issue, based on private and public sectors testimonies. Common and country-specific challenges on MRL will be demonstrated, along with some insights on the needs from MSMEs to be able to comply with European Union (EU) MRL and expand their export opportunities.