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August 21, 2018
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On August 21, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for abamectin.

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notice. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on August 22, 2018.

May 21, 2018
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On May 18, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for abamectin and pyrimethanil in or on various commodities.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through August 1, 2018. The proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on May 22, 2018.

October 3, 2017
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On September 27, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for cadusafos, clethodim, chlorantraniliprole, desmedipham, tricyclazole, pyrifluquinazon, fluopicolide, procymidone, abamectin, and flavophospholipol. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Comments are due to the Embassy by October 11, 2017. Relevant Proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database over the next week.

October 3, 2017
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On October 3, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRL for abamectin in bananas.

The relevant proposed MRL from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on October 4, 2017.

September 1, 2017
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On August 28, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for difenoconazole, pyraziflumid, flutianil, folpet, metaflumizone, mepiquat chloride, and abamectin. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service. 

Comments are due to the Embassy by September 1, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database over the next week.

July 20, 2017
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On July 19, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for abamectin, flutriafol, and carbosulfan (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by August 17, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on July 21, 2017.
February 21, 2017
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Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for multiple active ingredients, including the following:

Individual changes may be viewed in the WTO notices. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on February 22, 2017. 

February 15, 2017
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On February 13, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) added MRLs to their MRL database for abamectin in or on various products (established via PMRL2016-65).

Individual changes may be viewed on Health Canada's MRL Database. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on February 16, 2017. 

February 13, 2017
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On February 13, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for multiple active ingredients, including the following:

Individual changes may be viewed in the WTO notices. The amended MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on February 14, 2017.

February 1, 2017
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On January 24, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a proposal to amend numerous MRLs for pesticides and veterinary drugs. Comments on these proposals are due by February 7, 2017. Any proposals containing MRL decreases will likely be announced to the WTO in the coming months.

Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database by February 2, 2017.

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