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April 19, 2018
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On April 19, Thailand's Food and Drug Administration notified the WTO of a draft amendment to its national MRL standard.

Proposed MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on April 20, 2018.

April 19, 2018
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On April 12, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for deladenus siricidicola, pyraclostrobin, and cypermethrin (links in Portuguese). 

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by May 12, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs are currently displaying in the Global MRL Database.

April 19, 2018
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On April 19, the European Union notified the WTO of a draft amendment to its food additive regulations regarding the removal of octyl gallate and dodecyl gallate from its list of authorized food additives.

 
The European Union's food additive regulations are included in the Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

April 18, 2018
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Recently, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published amendments to Annex III, Annex VI, and Annex VII of its food additive regulations (in Spanish).

 
The Food Additive Database, which includes Mexico's food additive regulations in English, has been updated to reflect these changes. Enzymes typically do not fall within the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

BCI Staff Attend US-UK Trade Panel Discussion
April 16, 2018
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On April 11, Alissa Chevallier and Dexter Leland of BCI's international marketing team attended a moderated Q&A discussion with UK Secretary of State, Liam Fox.  The event was hosted by the Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT) at the Columbia Tower in Seattle, Washington.  The discussion covered topics ranging from US-UK trade and investment, to free-trade agreement negotiations, to the future of Brexit, and other trade issues.

Attending events like these keeps BCI aware of the trade challenges and opportunities that are present in key foreign markets, and ultimately helps BCI increase the export success of its clients.

April 16, 2018
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On April 16, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of tetraconazole in or on various commodities. 

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by June 15, 2018. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on April 17, 2018.

April 16, 2018
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On April 11, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a proposed amendment to its regulations on health supplements, nutraceuticals, food for special dietary use, food for special medical purpose, functional food, and novel food. Comments are due by June 10, 2018.

 
India's food additive regulations are included in the Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

April 16, 2018
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On April 13, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of fluensulfone and sulfentrazone in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by June 12, 2018. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on April 17, 2018.

April 12, 2018
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On April 12, the European Union Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for prochloraz in various crops. 

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on April 13, 2018.

April 12, 2018
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On April 12, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of clethodim in or on various commodities. 

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by June 11, 2018. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on April 13, 2018.

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