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February 27, 2017
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On February 23, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a new MRL amendment affecting altrenogest, isopyrazam, imicyafos, etofenprox, ethofumesate, erythromycin, chinomethionat, closantel, saflufenacil, 1,3-dichloropropene, cyflumetofen, thiometon, bicyclopyrone, piperazine, fluazifop, flumethrin, vedaprofen, metoclopramide, mepanipyrim, and lomefloxacin.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database by March 2, 2017.

August 10, 2016
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On August 9, 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 August 23, 2016. 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 on August 11, 2016.

March 18, 2016
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently published amendments for the following active ingredients (links in Portuguese):

MRL changes from these amendments will appear in the Global MRL Database tomorrow.

January 30, 2016
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently published draft amendments proposing changes for the following active ingredients (in Portuguese):

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by February 29, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will be added to Global MRL Database.

January 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 notices. Relevant MRL changes will be made to Global MRL Database.

November 25, 2015
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On November 25, the U.S. EPA established a tolerance for residues of saflufenacil in or on pomegranate.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by January 25, 2016. The amended MRL will be added to Global MRL Database.

October 27, 2015
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Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently proposed MRLs for the following active ingredients:

PMRA will accept comments on these proposed MRLs through January 10, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will be added to Global MRL Database.

April 22, 2015
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On April 22, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of saflufenacil in or on alfalfa, forage and alfalfa, hay. Objections and requests for hearings must be received by June 22, 2015.

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

December 12, 2014
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New Zealand's Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) recently notified the WTO of proposals to amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards 2014.

Specific MRLs are listed in the WTO notice, and comments will be accepted through December 30, 2014.

November 7, 2014
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Taiwan's Ministry of Health recently notified the WTO of a Draft of Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods, containing MRLs for 21 pesticides.

Comments must be submitted by January 6, 2015. 

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