CCQC’s mission is to represent the California citrus industry in response to problems and issues which arise in state, national, or international arenas and which affect the industry generally in areas of quarantine matters, technical assistance, international compliance, or other related issues. Use of the word “related” is key to CCQC’s mission because it explains CCQC’s interest in preventing pest introductions, which would increase pesticide use and disrupt successful integrated pest management (IPM) activities. It also explains CCQC’s preemptive interest in international phytosanitary issues which could later restrict export opportunities. CCQC is pro-active and always maintains a science-based approach to the issues relating to the state’s citrus industry.