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September 1, 2017
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On August 28, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for difenoconazole, pyraziflumid, flutianil, folpet, metaflumizone, mepiquat chloride, and abamectin. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service. 

Comments are due to the Embassy by September 1, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database over the next week.

December 14, 2016
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On December 12, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for acetamiprid, 2,4-D, pymetrozine, (E,Z)-7,9 dodecadienyl acetate, thiacloprid, and metaflumizone.

MRL changes from these amendments will be displayed in the Global MRL Database on December 15.

November 11, 2016
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On November 8, Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for flupyradifurone, 2,4-D, (E,Z)-7,9 dodecadienyl acetate, acetamiprid, metaflumizone, pymetrozine, and thiacloprid (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by December 7, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the Global MRL Database.

October 30, 2015
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On October 30, the U.S. EPA established MRLs for residues of the following active ingredients:

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by December 29, 2015. The amended MRLs have been added to Global MRL Database.

August 28, 2014
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The European Union approved active substance metaflumizone for placement on the market as a plant protection product. Tebuconazole was also granted extended approval, following the evaluation of confirmatory data.

These regulations shall enter into force on September 15, 2014.

April 4, 2014
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This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established MRLs for the active ingredients clomazone, propiconazole, forchlorfenuron, metaflumizone, proquinazid, imazapic, and thiram. Objections and requests for hearings must be received by June 2, 2014 for clomazone, propiconazole, and forchlorfenuron; and by June 3, 2014 for metaflumizone, proquinazid, imazapic, and thiram.

Relevant changes will appear in www.mrldatabase.com early next week.

October 3, 2013
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On October 3, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance metaflumizone. Proposed MRLs are listed for tomato, pepper, potato, and poultry products.

July 18, 2013
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On July 15, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published Modification of the existing MRLs for metaflumizone in various commodities.

June 6, 2013
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On June 5, 2013, the US EPA published a notice of applications received for new and revised MRLs. Pesticide petitions have been submitted for: flutriafol, benzovindiflupyr, flonicamid, metaflumizone, fenamidone, fomesafen, flupyradifurone, aminopyralid, difenoconazole, chlorantraniliprole, isofetamid, thiabendazole, saflufenacil, and mesotrione. Comments must be received on or before July 5, 2013.

May 17, 2013
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Effective May 15, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) amended Japan's MRL regulation (link in Japanese). This update affects MRLs for the following active ingredients: alachlor, kresoxim-methyl, chromafenozide, saflufenacil, cyflumetofen, spiromesifen, trifluralin, fenbuconazole, flunixin, penthiopyrad, milbemectin, and metaflumizone.

Japan maintains an online MRL database, searchable by active ingredient. MRL updates typically take about a week to show up in the English-translated database; at this time, relevant changes will be made to www.mrldatabase.com.

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