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October 20, 2014
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On October 20, Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) notified the WTO of proposed MRL changes for aldicarbfenthion, and alachlor on various feed commodities.

The final date for comments is December 19, 2014. 

March 12, 2014
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On March 10, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published an amendment (in Japanese) to their national MRL standard. This amendment includes MRL changes for azaperone, alachlor, cyenopyrafen, tylosin, thifluzamide, bifenazate, pyraclostrobin, pyridalyl, flubendiamide, and methoxyfenozide.

MRLs that are newly-added or revised to a less restrictive level have entered into force. For MRLs changing to a more restrictive level, Japan is implementing a six month grace period. These changes will go into effect in September 2014.

Relevant changes have been made to www.mrldatabase.com.

November 14, 2013
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On November 14, 2013, Japan's pending tolerances on alachlor, kresoxim-methyl, cyflumetofen, and trifluralin went into effect. A complete listing of Japan's MRLs is located here.

Relevant updates will appear in www.mrldatabase.com tomorrow.

May 17, 2013
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Effective May 15, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) amended Japan's MRL regulation (link in Japanese). This update affects MRLs for the following active ingredients: alachlor, kresoxim-methyl, chromafenozide, saflufenacil, cyflumetofen, spiromesifen, trifluralin, fenbuconazole, flunixin, penthiopyrad, milbemectin, and metaflumizone.

Japan maintains an online MRL database, searchable by active ingredient. MRL updates typically take about a week to show up in the English-translated database; at this time, relevant changes will be made to www.mrldatabase.com.

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