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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. 

August 2, 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 notice. Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database on August 3, 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 10, 2016
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On May 10, 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 July 9, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs currently display in the Global MRL Database

April 26, 2016
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This week, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for the following active ingredients:

PMRA will accept comments on these proposed MRLs through July 10, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database tomorrow.

March 31, 2016
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On March 30, 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 April 13, 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.

October 1, 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 fluazifop-butyl, 1,3-dichloropropene, triticonazole, and hexazinone.

An updated list of Canadian MRLs can be accessed in their online database. Relevant changes have also been made to www.mrldatabase.com.

August 16, 2013
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In addition to proposing MRL changes, the APVMA's Gazette No. 16 includes an amendment to Australia's international MRL standard.

The amendment revises MRLs for the following active ingredients: abamectin, bifenthrin, boscalid, chlorantraniliprole, chlorothalonil, dimethoate, fluazifop-butyl, fluazifop-p-butyl, glufosinate and glufosinate-ammonium, isoxaflutole, mandipropamid, penflufen, spinosad, terbuthylazine, and trifloxystrobin.

Relevant changes will be made to www.mrldatabase.com early next week.

July 8, 2013
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On July 2, 2013, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published changes to Standard 1.4.2, Australia's maximum residue limit regulation.

Changes were made for the following active ingredients: bifenazate, cyflufenamid, dimethoate, fluazifop-butyl, fluazinam, fludioxonil, flutriafol, metalaxyl, metsulfuron-methyl, pyraclostrobin, spirotetramat, terbuthylazine, and triclopyr.

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

June 26, 2013
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On June 25, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) published the following Proposed MRL documents:

PMRL2013-35 regarding fluazifop-butyl.

PMRL2013-36 regarding 1,3-dichloropropene.

PMRL2013-37 regarding metribuzin.

PMRL2013-38 regarding triticonazole.

PMRL2013-39 regarding hexazinone.

For each proposal, the final date for comments is September 8, 2013.

Relatedly, on June 25 PMRA also published a Proposed Registration Desicion regarding Bacillus subtilis strain GB03: PRD2013-14.  The final date for comments is August 10, 2013.

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