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October 7, 2014
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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) recently published an MRL amendment (in Japanese) on multiple active ingredients.

New and increased MRLs took effect immediately, while lowered and deleted MRLs will take effect on April 3, 2015. 

July 31, 2014
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Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare recently notified the WTO of a Draft of Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods, containing MRLs for 29 active ingredients.

Comments must be submitted by September 27, 2014. 

July 29, 2014
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On July 29, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 15 – 29 July 2014. Pages 18-19 of the gazette list proposed amendments to MRLs. Pages 23-25 outline established MRLs for several pesticides on various commodities, amending Australia's Standard 1.4.2.

Comments on proposed MRLs must be submitted by August 28, 2014, and relevant established MRLs will be reflected in MRL Database

December 19, 2013
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On December 17, the European Union published MRL amendment Commission Regulation (EU) No 1317/2013 in the EU Official Journal. This regulation revises MRLs for 2,4-D, beflubutamid, cyclanilide, diniconazole, florasulam, metolachlor and S-metolachlor, and milbemectin.

MRL revisions were made to address new and changed uses. This amendment will enter into force July 6, 2014.

Relevant changes will appear in www.mrldatabase.com after the regulation is in effect.

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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