France: France Continues Ban on U.S. Cherries Over Dimethoate Use

On April 18, France published its fourth emergency decree banning fresh cherry imports from countries where the use of the chemical dimethoate is permitted in cherry production. As a result, the United States cannot export fresh cherries to France. French cherry production continues to fall because of the government’s ban on dimethoate use. Fruit importers and traders fear that France may implement similar domestic use and import bans for other EU-approved pesticides as this would further disrupt the free movement of EU and third-country fruits and vegetables into France.

France: France Continues Ban on U.S. Cherries Over Dimethoate Use