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January 21, 2016
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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 22, 2015
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Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently proposed MRLs for the following active ingredients:

PMRA will accept comments on these proposed MRLs through December 30, 2015 (bifenthrin and metrafenone) and January 6, 2015 (chlorfenapyr and clothianidin). Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to Global MRL Database.

June 22, 2015
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently published amendments establishing MRLs for the following active ingredients (links in Portuguese):

Relevant MRL changes will be added to Global MRL Database.

October 7, 2014
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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) recently published an MRL amendment (in Japanese) on multiple active ingredients.

New and increased MRLs took effect immediately, while lowered and deleted MRLs will take effect on April 3, 2015. 

July 28, 2014
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently published draft amendments proposing MRLs for the following active ingredients (links in Portuguese):

Comments on these proposals are due to ANVISA by August 22, 2014. 

July 1, 2014
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On July 1, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of its draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration review of active ingredients chlorfenapyr, fenoxaprop-p-ethyl, flumiclorac-pentyl, maleic hydrazide, sulfentrazone, and tebuthiuron.

Comments on these assessments must be submitted by September 2, 2014. 

October 18, 2013
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Recently, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) established new and revised MRLs for several active ingredients.

MRLs have been amended for chlorfenapyr, thiabendazole, clothianidin, and lambda-cyhalothrin.

An updated list of Canadian MRLs can be accessed in their online database. Relevant changes will appear in www.mrldatabase.com tomorrow.

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 11, 2013
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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) recently published an update (in Japanese) to Japan's MRL regulation. This update removes and revises MRLs for 32 active ingredients, including chlorfenapyr and tebuconazole. Increased MRLs are in effect as of February 1, 2013, and decreased or deleted MRLs as of July 31, 2013.

Relevant changes will appear in www.mrldatabase.com when they come into effect.

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