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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.

October 13, 2016
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On October 12, 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 December 12, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs currently display in the Global MRL Database.

August 10, 2016
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On August 9, 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 August 23, 2016. Any proposals containing MRL decreases will likely be announced to the WTO in the coming months.

Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on August 11, 2016.

April 8, 2016
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On April 6, the European Union published Reg. (EU) 2016/486 in the EU Official Journal, amending MRLs for cyazofamid, cycloxydim, difluoroacetic acid, fenoxycarb, flumetralin, fluopicolide, flupyradifurone, fluxapyroxad, kresoxim-methyl, mandestrobin, mepanipyrim, metalaxyl-M, pendimethalin, and tefluthrin in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs go into effect April 26, 2016. Relevant pending MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database tomorrow.

September 4, 2015
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On September 4, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the modification of existing MRLs for kresoxim-methyl in leeks and mepanipyrim in blackberries, raspberries, and peppers.

August 20, 2013
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The European Union (EU) recently published Commission Regulation (EU) No 777/2013. This regulation amends the EU's national MRL regulation, pertaining specifically to the following active ingredients: clodinafop, clomazone, diuron, ethalfluralin, ioxynil, iprovalicarb, maleic hydrazide, mepanipyrim, metconazole, prosulfocarb and tepraloxydim.

MRL changes enter into force on March 6, 2014. At that time, changes will be reflected in www.mrldatabase.com.

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