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September 19, 2017
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On September 19, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for diuron and emamectin benzoate (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by October 19, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on September 20, 2017.

January 17, 2017
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On January 16, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for glufosinate, novaluron, methomyl, orthosulfamuron, and imazamox.

MRL changes from these amendments will be displayed in the Global MRL Database on January 18.

December 10, 2016
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On December 8, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for pymetrozine, pyridaben, orthosulfamuron, novaluron, methomyl, glufosinate, Bacillus licheniformis, and Bacillus subtilis (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by January 6, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will be added to the Global MRL Database by December 14, 2016.

October 19, 2016
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On October 19, the European Union published Reg. (EU) 2016/1822 in the EU Official Journal, amending MRLs for aclonifen, deltamethrin, fluazinam, methomyl, sulcotrione, and thiodicarb in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs go into effect May 7, 2017. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the Global MRL Database on October 20, 2016.

September 23, 2016
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Taiwan’s Ministry of Health recently notified the WTO of a Draft of Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods, proposing new and amended MRLs for numerous active ingredients on various commodities.

Comments must be submitted by November 21, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on September 24, 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.

October 29, 2015
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On October 29, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on review of the existing MRLs for methomyl and a conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance Beauveria bassiana strain NPP111B005.

October 6, 2015
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On October 6, the Australia Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 20 – 6 October 2015. Page 24 of the gazette lists draft MRLs and pages 29-31 list amendments to MRLs for pesticides on various commodities.

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to APVMA by November 3, 2015. Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will be added to Global MRL Database.

September 17, 2015
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Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) recently established and revised tolerances for seven active ingredients. Changes can be found in Korea's MRL database (in Korean).

Relevant changes have been made to the Global MRL Database.

July 14, 2015
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On July 14, the Australia Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 14 – 14 July 2015. Pages 26-28 of the gazette list draft MRLs and pages 33-35 list amendments to MRLs for pesticides on various commodities.

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to APVMA by August 11, 2015. Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will be added to Global MRL Database.

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