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March 20, 2013
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March 18, 2013, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) published consultation document Proposed Maximum Residue Limit PMRL2013-05. New and revised MRLs are proposed for the active ingredient fluazifop-butyl on various commodities.

March 20, 2013
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Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently proposed changes to their Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods.  MRLs are proposed for active ingredients clothianidin, cyazofamid, cyhalothrin, deltamethrin, fluvalinate, imidacloprid, methomyl, methoxyfenozide, and oxydemeton methyl.  

Taiwan's FDA is seeking comments from international trading partners before May 18, 2013. Specific proposed MRLs can be viewed here.

*Note: An incorrect link had originally been published in this article. This story has since been updated with the correct link information - June 11, 2013.

March 1, 2013
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On February 27, 2013, the US EPA published a notice of applications received for new and revised MRLs. Pesticide petitions have been submitted for: acetamiprid, clomazone, flonicamid, fluoxastrobin, mandipropamid, pendimethalin, propiconazole, and saflufenacil. Comments must be received on or before March 29, 2013.

March 1, 2013
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária, ANVISA) recently published public consultation document Consulta Pública n° 06, de 27 de Fevereiro de 2013 (in Portuguese). This proposal includes a draft MRL for the active ingredient imazapic on soy.

March 1, 2013
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária, ANVISA) recently published public consultation document Consulta Pública n° 5, de 27 de Março de 2013 (in Portuguese). This proposal includes a draft MRL for the active ingredient imazapyr on soy.

February 26, 2013
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February 22, 2013, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) published consultation document Proposed Maximum Residue Limit PMRL2013-04. New and revised MRLs are proposed for the active ingredient clopyralid on various commodities.

February 26, 2013
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February 22, 2013, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) published consultation document Proposed Maximum Residue Limit PMRL2013-03. Revised MRLs for the active ingredient spinetoram are proposed on citrus oil and commodities in the small vine-climbing fruits, except fuzzy kiwifruit (crop group 13-07F).

February 26, 2013
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February 22, 2013, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) published consultation document Proposed Maximum Residue Limit PMRL2013-02. New MRLs for the active ingredient chlorfenapyr are proposed on fruiting vegetables (crop group 8).

February 26, 2013
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February 22, 2013, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) published consultation document Proposed Maximum Residue Limit PMRL2013-01. New MRLs for the active ingredient kasugamycin are proposed on fruiting vegetables (crop group 8-09), pome fruits (crop group 11-09), and walnuts.

February 15, 2013
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On February 15, 2013, the US EPA published a notice of applications received for new and revised MRLs. Pesticide petitions have been submitted for: aminopyralid, fenpropathrin, forchlorfenuron, halauxifen-methyl, indaziflam, propiconazole, saflufenacil, and triflumizole. Comments must be received on or before March 18, 2013.

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