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July 20, 2017
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On July 18, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a new MRL amendment affecting imidacloprid; oxathiapiprolin; quinclorac; clofentezine; chlorpropham; spiramycin; tylosin; dazomet, metam and methyl isothiocyanate; picarbutrazox; fluopyram; fludioxonil; prohexadione-calcium; and mandestrobin.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database by July 28, 2017.
February 1, 2017
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On January 24, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a proposal to amend numerous MRLs for pesticides and veterinary drugs. Comments on these proposals are due by February 7, 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 February 2, 2017.

November 30, 2016
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On November 30, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish MRLs on several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by December 30, 2016. MRLs from this proposal will display in the Global MRL Database on December 1, 2016.

July 2, 2015
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On July 2, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) notified the WTO of proposed MRL changes for the following active ingredients:

Comments on notified MRLs are due by August 30, 2015. Relevant proposed MRLs will be added to Global MRL Database.

July 16, 2014
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Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently established MRLs for the following pesticides:

Individual changes may be viewed in the WTO notices linked above, and relevant changes will be made to the MRL Database

December 6, 2013
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On November 29, the US EPA established MRLs for quinclorac.

Objections and requests for hearings for these changes must be received on or before January 28, 2014.

Relevant changes have been made www.mrldatabase.com.

June 6, 2013
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On June 6, 2013, The Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu notified the WTO of a draft amendment to the Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods.  The proposal affects acibenzolar-S-methyl, alanycarb, chlorpyrifos, difenoconazole, diuron, fenpropathrin, fluoroimide, flutriafol, imidacloprid, oxyfluorfen, prohexadione calcium, quinclorac, spinetoram, and spinosad. The final date for comments is August 5, 2013.

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