Food that is imported and sold in Singapore must not contain any pesticide residue other than those specified in the Ninth Schedule of the Food Regulations and the
list of new MRLs, within the maximum residue
limits (MRLs) specified therein. These new MRLs will be included in the Food Regulations in future amendments.
In the case of pesticides which do not have MRLs stipulated under the Ninth Schedule or in the list of new MRLs, the MRLs adopted by the
Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) for these pesticides would be used as the maximum limits.
In the case of pesticides which do not have MRLs stipulated under the Ninth Schedule nor in the list of new MRLs, nor have MRLs adopted by the CAC, a sponsor (national government, an importer, an exporter, or
a pesticide manufacturer) may provide the following information to SFA for consideration of setting an import tolerance for facilitating agri-food trade: