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July 13, 2017
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On July 13, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for DCIP, Triforine, Pyraclostrobin, Pyribencarb, Fenquinotrione, Fosetyl-aluminum, and Metaldehyde. In addition, MHLW also proposed the withdrawal of MRLs for 25 agricultural and veterinary chemicals. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service. 

Comments are due to the Embassy by July 17, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database over the next week.

June 21, 2017
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On June 21, the European Union published Reg. (EU) 2017/1016 in the EU Official Journal, amending MRLs for benzovindiflupyr, chlorantraniliprole, deltamethrin, ethofumesate, haloxyfop, Mild Pepino Mosaic Virus isolate VC1, Mild Pepino Mosaic Virus isolate VX1, oxathiapiprolin, penthiopyrad, pyraclostrobin, spirotetramat, sunflower oil, tolclofos-methyl and trinexapac in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs go into effect July 11, 2017. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the Global MRL Database on June 22, 2017.
January 23, 2017
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On January 20, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for pyraclostrobin in various crops.

Proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on January 24, 2017.

August 29, 2016
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Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for the following active ingredients:

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notice. Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database on August 30, 2016.

August 5, 2016
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On August 5, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRL for pyraclostrobin in beet leaves (chards) and a technical report on the outcome of the pesticides peer review meeting on general recurring issues in mammalian toxicology.

Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on August 6, 2016.

July 25, 2016
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Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for the following active ingredients:

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notice. Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database on July 26, 2016.

July 18, 2016
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On July 18, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for chlorantraniliprole, alpha-cypermethrin, bifenthrin, acetamiprid, azoxystrobin, carfentrazone-ethyl, cypermethrin, thiamethoxam, thiophanate-methyl, pyraclostrobin, imibenconazole, fipronil, and spinosad.

MRL changes from these amendments will be entered in the Global MRL Database by Wednesday, July 20.

June 16, 2016
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently published amendments for lufenuron, fenpropathrin, profenofos, fluxapyroxad, clethodim, and pyraclostrobin.

MRL changes from these amendments have been entered in the Global MRL Database.

June 9, 2016
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On June 8, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for the following active ingredients (in Portuguese): thiamethoxam, thiophanate-methyl, pyraclostrobin, imibenconazole, fluxapyroxad, fipronil, spinosad, difenoconazole, chlorantraniliprole, alpha-cypermethrin, carfentrazone-ethyl, cypermethrin, bifenthrin, acetamiprid, and azoxystrobin.

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by July 7, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will show in the Global MRL Database next week.

May 31, 2016
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This week, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for the following active ingredients:

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through August 10 (pyraflufen-ethyl, cyantraniliprole, pyraclostrobin), 13 (tebuconazole, ametoctradin), and 14 (imazapyr, pyriproxyfen). Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database tomorrow.

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