Glyphosate, Roundup now banned in Australia’s fourth-largest grain market of Vietnam – ABC News

12th April 2019

Vietnam, one of Australia’s largest markets for wheat exports, has banned the use of the widely-used herbicide glyphosate.

The Vietnam Government’s decision to ban glyphosate means all herbicides containing glyphosate will not be imported into the country, according to Vietnam’s Plant Protection Department.

Vietnam is Australia’s fourth largest grain trading partner overall and any change to the glyphosate restrictions on imports could have an impact on Australian growers.

However Australia’s grain growing peak body, GrainGrowers, said the safety of glyphosate was well-established and it was confident the ban would not affect the export of grain to the country.

GrainGrowers chairman Brett Hosking said there had been rumours for some time that Vietnam was looking at banning the chemical.

“They’re a really valuable trading partner and so we respect their right to make decisions about how they manage things like glyphosate in their country,” Mr Hosking said.

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