Notification from Grain Trade Australia last night confirmed the Thai government advised that on the 27 November 2019, the following decisions relating to three commonly used agricultural chemicals had been made:
A previous ban on glyphosate has been reversed and that it will no longer be classed as a Type 4 hazardous substance.
Imports of grain into Thailand will revert to the current glyphosate MRL until otherwise notified.
But bans on paraquat and chlorpyrifos will stand, however the imposition of the ben being delayed for six months to June 1st 2020.
GTA has reported that the lifting of the ban on glyphosate and delays in the paraquat and chlorpyrifos bans were made due to "adverse effects on farmers, industry and international trade".