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July 31, 2018
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On July 30, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) notified the WTO of proposed MRL changes for dimethenamid, fluxapyroxad, gibberellin, heptachlor, fluvalinate, teflubenzuron, 2,4-D, chlorfluazuron, chlormequat, metalaxyl and metalaxyl-M, and spinosad.

The final deadline for comments is September 28, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on August 1, 2018.

July 3, 2017
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On July 3, the European Union published Regulation (EU) 2017/1164 in the EU Official Journal, amending MRLs for acrinathrin, metalaxyl, and thiabendazole in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs go into effect January 21, 2018. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the Global MRL Database on July 4, 2017.

December 14, 2016
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On December 12, the European Union notified the WTO of proposed MRLs for acrinathrin, metalaxyl, and thiabendazole.

The final date for comments is February 10, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database by December 16, 2016.

September 21, 2016
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Denmark’s Høringsportalen posted draft MRL amendments under consideration by the European Union's Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed. These include:

  • SANTE/11309/2016: aminopyralid, azoxystrobin, cyantraniliprole, cyflufenamid, cyproconazole, diethofencarb, dithiocarbamates, fluazifop-P, fluopyram, haloxyfop, isofetamid, metalaxyl, prohexadione, propaquizafop, pyrimethanil, Trichoderma atroviride strain SC1, and zoxamide
  • SANTE/11418/2015: bifenthrin, carbetamide, cinidon-ethyl, fenpropimorph, and triflusulfuron

Relevant proposed MRLs will begin to appear in the Global MRL Database starting September 21, 2016.

July 5, 2016
April 7, 2016
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The European Union recently notified the WTO of proposed MRLs via the following draft amendments:

The final date for comments is June 5, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database within the next couple of days.

April 8, 2015
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently published a reasoned opinion on the combined review of the existing MRLs for the active substances metalaxyl and metalaxyl-M.

December 2, 2014
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On December 2, the Australia Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 24 – 2 December 2014. Pages 11-12 of the gazette list proposed amendments to MRLs on various commodities.

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted by January 12, 2015. 

November 18, 2014
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On November 18, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for the following active ingredients:

Comments must be submitted by January 31, 2015, with proposed MRLs not appearing in MRL Database until they are officially adopted by PMRA.

October 9, 2014
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On October 9, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for the following pesticides:

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notices, and relevant changes have been made to the MRL Database.

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