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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. 

June 30, 2016
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On June 29, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for the following active ingredients (in Portuguese): gibberellic acid, 4-indol-3-ylbutyric acid, abamectin, azoxystrobin, acibenzolar-S-methyl, carbendazim, carbosulfan, copper oxychloride, difenoconazole, spiromesifen, fluazifop-P-butyl, flutriafol, glufosinate-ammonium, imidacloprid, indoxacarb, and thiodicarb.

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by July 28, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will show in the Global MRL Database next week.

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.

December 11, 2015
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On December 11, the European Union notified the WTO of proposed MRLs for 1-naphthylacetamide, 1-naphthylacetic acid, chloridazon, fluazifop-P, fuberidazole, mepiquat, and tralkoxydim in or on certain products.

The final date for comments is February 9, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will be added to Global MRL Database.

September 17, 2015
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently published reasoned opinions on the review of existing MRLs for fluazifop-P, and on acetochlor in soya beans and cotton seeds.

August 6, 2015
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On August 6, the U.S. EPA established an MRL for residues of fluazifop-P-butyl in or on sweet potato, roots. Objections and requests for hearings must be received by October 5, 2015.

The amended MRL will be added to Global MRL Database.

April 6, 2015
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On April 6, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of pesticide MRLs in or on various commodities.

Comments on petitioned-for tolerances must be received by May 6, 2015, and relevant proposed MRLs will be added to www.globalmrl.com.

November 12, 2014
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published technical reports on the outcomes of consultations with Member States, the applicant, and EFSA on pesticide risk assessments of confirmatory data for active substances fluzifop-P and oxyfluorfen.

October 3, 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): glufosinate, kresoxim-methyl, chlorantraniliprole, fluazifop-P, flutriafol, metalaxyl-M, acibenzolar-S-methyl, benzyladenine, lambda-cyhalothrin, imazapyr and imazapic.

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by October 31, 2014. Relevant changes will not appear in  MRL Database unless they are officially adopted by ANVISA. 

September 8, 2014
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On September 5, the U.S. EPA announced its receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.

Comments on these petitions must be received by October 6, 2014. 

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