1987-04-09 – BAT – Chernobyl – Cesium in Fruit and Vegetables – Send 1986 European tobacco crop to Singapore who are still enforcing zero limits

1987-04-09 - BAT - Chernobyl - Cesium in Fruit and Vegetables - Send 1986 European tobacco crop to Singapore who are still enforcing zero limits

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RDL/SOO
J. A. Wichore, Esq.,
D.A.T. (U.K. & Export) Ltd.,
Export House,
Woking,
r Surrey.
Dear John,
CRERNOBYL
9th April 19137
With regard to Abigail’• note of 31st March 1987, addressed
to me, you wJ.11 have Hen the very helpful letter which
Dr. Robinson has received from MAFF.
Thia sets out the Poet Chernobyl Export Certific~tion
r~quiremente in varioue countries and confirm• our views that no
1906 crop European tobacco ahould be sent to Singapore, who are
still enforcing zero limits.
The Malaysian position looks very similar to the EEC and
snould cause no problem. The tolerance for fruit and vegetables
is 324 Bq/kg and we have not had any figures from tobacco close
to that.
With regard to Hong Kong and Indonesia, I am not sure of the
current requirements but before any 1906 crop European is shipped
to them, I would welcome further guidance from Dr. Robinaon.
I do not have the full liot of your customers to hand here
and there may be others who would be af!ected. You might agree,
therefore, that it would be as well to ensure that those involvQd
in tno stockpile operation are made fully aware of the
situation? If they have any problem areas, I would be glad to
help where I can and l am sure that Abigail would be willing to
liaise if any specific situationa arise.
With kind regards,
Yours ainceroly,
R. o. Lowe.
c.c. Hi•• A. A. Bottomley ) R&D Southampton.
Dr. o. P. Robinson )