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June 20, 2018
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On June 20, the European Union notified the WTO of the following draft MRL amendments:

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on June 21, 2018.

June 27, 2017
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On June 23, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for acetamiprid, alpha-cypermethrin, mancozeb, lambda cyhalothrin, and fenpropathrin (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by July 22, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on June 28, 2017.
April 10, 2017
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On April 10, the U.S. EPA established time-limited tolerances for residues of acetamiprid in or on sugarcane, cane and sugarcane, molasses. The tolerances will expire on December 31, 2019.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by June 9, 2017. The Section 18 tolerances will display in the Global MRL Database on April 11, 2017. 
February 7, 2017
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On February 6, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for benthiavalicarb-isopropyl, acetamiprid, and etofenprox (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by March 7, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on February 8, 2017.

December 14, 2016
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On December 12, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for acetamiprid, 2,4-D, pymetrozine, (E,Z)-7,9 dodecadienyl acetate, thiacloprid, and metaflumizone.

MRL changes from these amendments will be displayed in the Global MRL Database on December 15.

November 11, 2016
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On November 8, Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for flupyradifurone, 2,4-D, (E,Z)-7,9 dodecadienyl acetate, acetamiprid, metaflumizone, pymetrozine, and thiacloprid (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by December 7, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the Global MRL Database.

July 18, 2016
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On July 18, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for chlorantraniliprole, alpha-cypermethrin, bifenthrin, acetamiprid, azoxystrobin, carfentrazone-ethyl, cypermethrin, thiamethoxam, thiophanate-methyl, pyraclostrobin, imibenconazole, fipronil, and spinosad.

MRL changes from these amendments will be entered in the Global MRL Database by Wednesday, July 20.

June 24, 2016
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On June 24, the European Union published MRL amendments affecting the following active ingredients:

  • Reg. (EU) 2016/1002: AMTT, diquat, dodine, glufosinate, tritosulfuron
  • Reg. (EU) 2016/1003: abamectin, acequinocyl, acetamiprid, benzovindiflupyr, bromoxynil, fludioxonil, fluopicolide, fosetyl, mepiquat, proquinazid, propamocarb, prohexadione, tebuconazole

Amended MRLs from Reg. (EU) 2016/1002 go into effect on January 14, 2017. Amended MRLs from Reg. (EU) 2016/1003 go into effect on July 16, 2016. Relevant pending MRL changes will be entered in the Global MRL Database in the next week.

June 9, 2016
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On June 8, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for the following active ingredients (in Portuguese): thiamethoxam, thiophanate-methyl, pyraclostrobin, imibenconazole, fluxapyroxad, fipronil, spinosad, difenoconazole, chlorantraniliprole, alpha-cypermethrin, carfentrazone-ethyl, cypermethrin, bifenthrin, acetamiprid, and azoxystrobin.

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by July 7, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will show in the Global MRL Database next week.

February 18, 2016
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On February 16, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of existing MRLs for acetamiprid in various crops. 

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