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November 13, 2017
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On November 13, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the modification/review of the existing MRLs for propamocarb and pyridaben.

Proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the Global MRL Database on November 14, 2017.

June 24, 2016
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On June 24, the European Union published MRL amendments affecting the following active ingredients:

  • Reg. (EU) 2016/1002: AMTT, diquat, dodine, glufosinate, tritosulfuron
  • Reg. (EU) 2016/1003: abamectin, acequinocyl, acetamiprid, benzovindiflupyr, bromoxynil, fludioxonil, fluopicolide, fosetyl, mepiquat, proquinazid, propamocarb, prohexadione, tebuconazole

Amended MRLs from Reg. (EU) 2016/1002 go into effect on January 14, 2017. Amended MRLs from Reg. (EU) 2016/1003 go into effect on July 16, 2016. Relevant pending MRL changes will be entered in the Global MRL Database in the next week.

January 23, 2016
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On January 22, the European Union published Reg. (EU) 2016/67 in the EU Official Journal, amending MRLs for ametoctradin, chlorothalonil, diphenylamine, flonicamid, fluazinam, fluoxastrobin, halauxifen-methyl, propamocarb, prothioconazole, thiacloprid, and trifloxystrobin in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs go into effect February 11, 2016, except for thiacloprid in Jerusalem artichokes and trifloxystrobin in olives for oil production which apply from February 12, 2016. Relevant pending MRL changes will be added to Global MRL Database.

November 6, 2015
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On November 6, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the modification of existing MRLs for propamocarb in various commodities and fluopicolide in blackberries, spinaches, and purslanes.

June 5, 2015
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On June 5, the European Union published Reg. (EU) 2015/846 in the EU Official Journal, amending MRLs for acetamiprid, ametoctradin, amisulbrom, bupirimate, clofentezine, ethephon, ethirimol, fluopicolide, imazapic, propamocarb, pyraclostrobin, and taufluvalinate in or on certain products.

MRLs go into effect on June 25, 2015, and relevant MRL changes will be added to Global MRL Database as pending.

April 23, 2015
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On April 23, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the review or modification of various existing MRLs for the following active ingredients:

April 13, 2015
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently published amendments establishing MRLs for the following active ingredients (links in Portuguese):

Relevant MRL changes will be added to www.globalmrl.com.

December 1, 2014
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently published draft amendments proposing MRLs for the following active ingredients (links in Portuguese):

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by December 29, 2014. Relevant changes will not appear in MRL Database until they are officially adopted by ANVISA.

August 8, 2014
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On August 8, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for propamocarb in spring onions and Chinese cabbage. 

July 17, 2014
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On July 17, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) notified the WTO of proposed MRL changes for the following pesticides, veterinary drugs, and/or feed additives:

MHLW will accept comments on these recommended MRL changes through September 15, 2014. 

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