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June 2, 2017
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On June 2, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a proposal to amend numerous MRLs for pesticides and veterinary drugs in addition to proposing the withdrawal of MRLs for 56 pesticides and veterinary drugs. Comments on these proposals are due by June 15, 2017. Any proposals containing MRL decreases will likely be announced to the WTO in the coming months.

Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database by June 7, 2017.

August 25, 2015
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On August 24, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of existing MRLs for mepiquat and a technical report on the consultation on the pesticide risk assessment for pyridalyl in light of confirmatory data. 

March 12, 2014
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On March 10, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published an amendment (in Japanese) to their national MRL standard. This amendment includes MRL changes for azaperone, alachlor, cyenopyrafen, tylosin, thifluzamide, bifenazate, pyraclostrobin, pyridalyl, flubendiamide, and methoxyfenozide.

MRLs that are newly-added or revised to a less restrictive level have entered into force. For MRLs changing to a more restrictive level, Japan is implementing a six month grace period. These changes will go into effect in September 2014.

Relevant changes have been made to www.mrldatabase.com.

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