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July 26, 2017
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On July 26, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by August 25, 2017. MRLs from this proposal will display in the Global MRL Database on July 27, 2017.

June 21, 2017
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On June 21, the European Union published Reg. (EU) 2017/1016 in the EU Official Journal, amending MRLs for benzovindiflupyr, chlorantraniliprole, deltamethrin, ethofumesate, haloxyfop, Mild Pepino Mosaic Virus isolate VC1, Mild Pepino Mosaic Virus isolate VX1, oxathiapiprolin, penthiopyrad, pyraclostrobin, spirotetramat, sunflower oil, tolclofos-methyl and trinexapac in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs go into effect July 11, 2017. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the Global MRL Database on June 22, 2017.
June 9, 2017
April 17, 2017
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On April 11, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a new MRL amendment affecting albendazole, isouron, etoxazole, simeconazole, cymoxanil, spirotetramat, thifensulfuron-methyl, thifluzamide, tebufenozide, triflumizole, tolfenamic acid, pyriofenone, fluensulfone, fluopicolide, prothioconazole, prohydrojasmon, profenofos, bromacil, prometryn, hexaconazole, hexythiazox, benzovindiflupyr, and lepimectin.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database by April 20, 2017.
December 6, 2016
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On December 5, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the setting of import tolerances for benzovindiflupyr in various plant and animal origin commodities.

Proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on December 7, 2016.

October 18, 2016
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On October 18, the U.S. EPA published proposed tolerances for residues of deltamethrin, bifenthrin, benzovindiflupyr, and difenoconazole in or on several commodities.

Comments must be received by November 17, 2016. MRLs from this proposal will display in the Global MRL Database on October 19, 2016. 

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.

December 14, 2015
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently published amendments for the following active ingredients (links in Portuguese):

Relevant MRL changes have been added to Global MRL Database.

November 30, 2015
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Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for the following active ingredients:

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notices. Relevant MRL changes will be made to Global MRL Database.

October 7, 2015
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently published draft amendments proposing changes for the following active ingredients (in Portuguese):

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by November 5, 2015. Relevant proposed MRLs will be added to Global MRL Database.

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