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May 21, 2018
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On May 16, the European Union notified the WTO of SANTE/11715/2017 Rev. 2, proposing draft MRL amendments for bromadiolone, etofenprox, paclobutrazol, and penconazole.  

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on May 22, 2018.

October 30, 2017
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On October 26, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for aminocyclopyrachlor, etofenprox, captan, fenbuconazole, propiconazole, josamycin, spectinomycin, and prednisolone. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Comments are due to the Embassy by November 9, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database over the next week.

August 7, 2017
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On August 2, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for etofenprox.

Relevant proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on August 8, 2017.

February 27, 2017
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On February 23, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a new MRL amendment affecting altrenogest, isopyrazam, imicyafos, etofenprox, ethofumesate, erythromycin, chinomethionat, closantel, saflufenacil, 1,3-dichloropropene, cyflumetofen, thiometon, bicyclopyrone, piperazine, fluazifop, flumethrin, vedaprofen, metoclopramide, mepanipyrim, and lomefloxacin.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database by March 2, 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.

August 2, 2016
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On August 2, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) notified the WTO of proposed MRL changes for the following active ingredients:

The final date for comments is October 1, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will be added to the Global MRL Database by August 8, 2016. 

July 5, 2016
June 22, 2016
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On June 17, 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 July 1, 2016. Any proposals containing MRL decreases will likely be announced to the WTO in the coming months.

Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to Global MRL Database.

May 31, 2016
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On May 31, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for the following active ingredients (in Portuguese): thiophanate-methylflumioxazinfosetyl, Bacillus firmustrifloxystrobin, Pasteuria nishizawaeS-metolachlorspinetoramcyproconazoleprohexadione-calciumMelaleuca alternifolia, fluazinam, lufenuron, diflubenzuron, atrazine, chlorothalonil, imazethapyr, azoxystrobin, difenoconazole, tebuconazole, metsulfuron-methyl, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, zeta-cypermethrin, imibenconazole, bifenthrin, and etofenprox.

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by June 26, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will show in the Global MRL Database by Thursday.

January 27, 2016
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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 will be added to Global MRL Database.

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