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May 26, 2017
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On May 24, 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/10656/2016 Rev. 1Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain FZB24, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain MBI 600, Beauveria bassiana strain NPP111B005, Beauveria bassiana strain 147, clayed charcoal, cyclaniliprole, dichlorprop, ethephon, etridiazole, flonicamid, fluazifop-P, hydrogen peroxide, metaldehyde, penconazole, spinetoram, tau-fluvalinate and Urtica spp.
  • SANTE/11706/2016 Rev. 2: fenpropidin and pymetrozine

 Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the Global MRL Database.

March 29, 2017
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This week, the European Union notified the WTO of proposed MRLs for fenpropidin, pymetrozine, and mercury compounds.

The final date for comments is May 27, 2017 (fenpropidin and pymetrozine) and May 28, 2017 (mercury compounds). Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database by March 30, 2017.

January 12, 2017
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This week, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reports on the peer review of pesticide risk assessments for the active substances Pseudomonas chlororaphis strain MA 342 and pymetrozine.

The European Union's current pymetrozine MRLs display in the Global MRL Database.

December 14, 2016
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On December 12, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for acetamiprid, 2,4-D, pymetrozine, (E,Z)-7,9 dodecadienyl acetate, thiacloprid, and metaflumizone.

MRL changes from these amendments will be displayed in the Global MRL Database on December 15.

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.

November 11, 2016
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On November 8, Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for flupyradifurone, 2,4-D, (E,Z)-7,9 dodecadienyl acetate, acetamiprid, metaflumizone, pymetrozine, and thiacloprid (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by December 7, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the Global MRL Database.

June 16, 2015
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On June 16, the Australia Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 12 – 16 June 2015. Pages 29-30 of the gazette list proposed amendments to MRLs for pesticides on various commodities.

Comments must be submitted to APVMA by July 14, 2015. Relevant proposed MRLs will be added to Global MRL Database.

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. 

October 21, 2014
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On October 21, the Australia Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 21 – 21 October 2014. Pages 10-12 of the gazette list proposed amendments to MRLs on various commodities. Pages 17-18 of outline established MRLs for several pesticides on various commodities, amending Australia's Standard 1.4.2.

Comments on proposed MRLs must be submitted by November 18, 2014, and relevant established MRLs will be reflected in MRL Database

September 25, 2014
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On September 25, 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 will be made to the MRL Database.

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