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Critical use exemptions: Nineteenth Meeting of the Parties (Montreal, 17 - 21 September 2007)

Source(s)
Annex to decision XIX/9

Table A. 2008 agreed critical-use categories (metric tonnes)

Australia

Rice (1.80)*

Canada

Pasta (6.067)

Israel

Dates (1.800), Flour mills (0.312), Broomrape (250.000), Cucumber – protected (18.750), Cut flowers – bulbs – protected (114.450), Cut-flowers – open field (44.750), Melon – protected and field (87.500), Potato (93.750), Sweet potatoes (111.500), Strawberry runners (Sharon and Gaza) (31.900), Strawberry fruit – protected (Sharon and Gaza) (105.960),

Poland

Coffee and cocoa beans (0.500), Medicinal herbs and mushrooms (0.500), Strawberry runners (11.995)

Spain

Cut flowers (Andalucia and Catalonia) (17.000), Strawberry runners (215.000), Strawberry and pepper – research (0.151)

* This amount was first approved in decision XVIII/13, conditional on the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel’s 2007 progress report.

Table B: 2008 permitted levels of production and consumption (metric tonnes)

Australia

1.80**

Canada

6.067

Israel

860.672

Poland *

12.995

Spain *

232.151

* The production and consumption of the European Community shall not exceed 245.146 metric tonnes for the purposes of the agreed critical uses.

** This amount was first approved in decision XVIII/13, conditional on the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel’s 2007 progress report.

Table C: 2009 agreed critical-use categories (metric tonnes)

Australia

Strawberry runners (29.790), Rice (7.820)

Canada

Mills (26.913), Strawberry runners (Prince Edward Island) (7.462)

Japan

Chestnuts (5.800), Cucumbers (34.300), Ginger – field (63.056), Ginger – protected (8.325), Melons (91.100), Peppers green and hot (81.149), Watermelon (21.650)

United States of America

Commodities (45.623), NPMA food processing structures (cocoa beans removed) (54.606), Mills and processors (291.418), Dried cured pork (18.998), Cucurbits (407.091), Eggplant – field (48.691), Forest nursery seedlings (122.060), Nursery stock – fruit, nut, flower (25.326), Orchard replant (292.756), Ornamentals (107.136), Peppers – field (548.984), Strawberries – field (1,269.321), Strawberry runners (7.944), Tomatoes – field (1,003.876), Sweet potato slips (18.144)

Table D: 2009 permitted levels of production and consumption (metric tonnes)

Australia

37.610

Canada

34.375

Japan

305.380

United States of America

3,961.974*

* Minus available stocks