THOUSANDS OF TONNES OF BANNED PESTICIDES SHIPPED TO POORER COUNTRIES FROM BRITISH AND EUROPEAN FACTORIES

On 9 September, Unearthed reported that the UK is by far Europe’s biggest exporter of toxic banned pesticides to poorer countries, an Unearthed and Public Eye investigation has revealed.  It found that EU countries issued plans in 2018 to export more than 81,000 tonnes of pesticides containing chemicals prohibited in their own fields.  Poorer countries like South Africa, Ukraine, and Brazil were the intended destination for the bulk of shipments.  The UK was responsible for 13,760 tonnes of those planned shipments to low- and middle-income countries – close to three times the amount attributable to any other exporter. 

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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