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March 26, 2018

On March 26, Jamaica's Pesticide Control Authority notified the WTO of its proposed The Pesticide (Maximum Residue Limits in Crops, Food, and Animal Feed) Regulation 2017

The draft MRL standard was not included in the WTO notice, however draft MRLs will be added to the Global MRL Database once made publicly available. 

Comments are due by May 25, 2018. Jamaica's current deferral to Codex MRLs displays in the Global MRL Database

January 26, 2018
On January 26, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for the following countries:

The Eurasian Economic Union, the Dominican Republic, and the European Union’s food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Russia, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Bulgaria, and Poland.

February 5, 2014

On February 5, 2014, Jamaica's Bureau of Standards notified the WTO of the Jamaican Standard Specification for Codex General Standards for Food Additives (CODEX STAN 192-1995).  The comment period closes in sixty days.  

The regulation will be adopted upon publication in the Jamaica Gazette Supplement and will enter into force six months after the publication date.

Jamaica's food additive use regulations are not currently included in the International Food Additive Database but are being considered for future inclusion.   

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