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July 21, 2017
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On July 19, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a new MRL amendment affecting isofetamid, melengestrol acetate, famoxadone, fenazaquin, and metamifop.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database by July 28, 2017.
February 17, 2017
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On February 10, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for isofetamid, sulfoxaflor, famoxadone, fenazaquin, and melengestrol acetate. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service. Changes for sulfoxaflor were originally proposed in October 2015. 

Comments are due to the Embassy by February 24, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database by February 18, 2017.
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.

July 21, 2015
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently published reasoned opinions on the review, modification, or setting of MRLs for the following active ingredients:

October 29, 2014
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On October 29, the European Union published amendment Commission Regulations (EU) No 1146/2014 in the EU Official Journal concerning MRLs for multiple active ingredients in or on certain products.

The regulation shall apply starting May 18, 2015, and relevant changes will be made to MRL Database at that time.

August 8, 2014
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Taiwan's Ministry of Health recently notified the WTO of the adoption of amendments to its Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods, fully adopting numerous MRLs on 17 active ingredients previously published as draft amendments. 

May 22, 2014
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Taiwan's Ministy of Heath and Welfare has notified the WTO of a draft MRL amendment, containing MRLs for 17 active ingredients. Comments must be submitted by July 21, 2014.

May 5, 2014
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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) recently notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of proposed MRL changes for famoxadone, flufenacet, propargite, pyrimidifen, danofloxacin, and dicamba.

MHLW will accept comments on these proposed changes through July 14.

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