August 19, 2016

Taiwan and EU cease buying Myanmar green peas

TAIWAN and the EU have stopped buying Myanmar green peas due to their finding the remnants of insecticides inside the product, it has been learned from merchants of beans and pulses.
“We exported the green peas only after testing them at the government’s recognised laboratories. Taiwan and the EU, however, have complained that they found remnants of insecticides inside green peas when they tested the product in their home countries. The EU now only buys green pears that are grown by growers who were given training by the EU,” said U Sai Ba Nyan, vice chairman of the Organisation of Myanmar Beans and Sesame Merchants.
Myanmar exports 70 per cent of all peas to India and about 30 per cent to the EU and China. 50,000 tonnes of assorted beans are being exported to Taiwan every year according to the Ministry of Commerce.—GNLM


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