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March 1, 2018
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On March 1, the U.S. EPA established time-limited tolerances for residues of methyl bromide in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearing must be received by April 30, 2018. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on March 2, 2018.

October 29, 2014
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On October 29, the European Union published amendment Commission Regulations (EU) No 1146/2014 in the EU Official Journal concerning MRLs for multiple active ingredients in or on certain products.

The regulation shall apply starting May 18, 2015, and relevant changes will be made to MRL Database at that time.

July 31, 2014
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On July 31, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authorized uses that qualify for the critical use exemption and the amount of methyl bromide that may be produced or imported for those uses for both the 2014 and 2015 control periods.

Critical use exemptions are exceptions to the phase out of methyl bromide, an ozone-depleting substance restricted by the Montreal Protocol.  

July 9, 2014
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On July 9, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided notice of the process for submitting applications for critical use exemptions for 2017. Critical use exemptions are exceptions to the phase out of methyl bromide, an ozone-depleting substance restricted by the Montreal Protocol. 

Applications for critical use exemptions must be submitted by September 30, 2014. 

September 6, 2013
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On September 2, Thailand's Ministry of Public Health notified international trading partners of draft revisions to the List No. 1 Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) annex to the Ministry of Public Health Notification, Title: Food Containing Pesticide Residues. The proposal includes MRL changes for hydrogen phosphide, methyl bromide, bromide ion, and sulfuryl fluoride.

The final date for comments on these changes is November 1, 2013.

July 26, 2013
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On July 25, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published Review of the existing MRLs for methyl bromide.

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