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October 2, 2017
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On October 2, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1777 amending MRLs for Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain FZB24, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain MBI 600, clayed charcoal, dichlorprop-P, ethephon, etridiazole, flonicamid, fluazifop-P, hydrogen peroxide, metaldehyde, penconazole, spinetoram, tau-fluvalinate and Urtica spp. in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs go into effect October 22, 2017. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the Global MRL Database on October 2, 2017.

June 15, 2017
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On June 15, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the modification of existing MRLs for spinetoram and prohexadione.

Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on June 16, 2017.

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.

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 20, 2017
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On March 20, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for chlorfluazuron, spinetoram, cyproconazole, clethodim, azadirachtin, amicarbazone, azoxystrobin (proposed via Consulta Pública n° 296 and n° 306), halosulfuron-methyl, indaziflam, linuron, mepiquat chloride, propaquizafop, triclopyr, thiodicarb, tebuconazole (proposed via Consulta Pública n° 304 and n° 308), and iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium.

MRL changes from these amendments will be displayed in the Global MRL Database on March 21.

February 13, 2017
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On February 13, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for multiple active ingredients, including the following:

Individual changes may be viewed in the WTO notices. The amended MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on February 14, 2017.

February 10, 2017
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This week, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published proposed monograph changes (including some MRL revisions) for chlorfluazuron, spinetoram, cyproconazole, clethodim, azadirachtin, amicarbazone, azoxystrobin (Consulta Pública n° 296 and  306), halosulfuron-methyl, indaziflam, linuron, mepiquat chloride, propaquizafop, triclopyr, thiodicarb, tebuconazole (Consulta Pública n° 304 and  308), iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by March 11, 2017 for iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium, azoxystrobin (n° 306), and tebuconazole (n° 308) and by March 10, 2017 for all other active ingredients. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on February 11, 2017.

January 18, 2017
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Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for multiple active ingredients, including the following:

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notices. The amended MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on January 19, 2017.

January 5, 2017
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On January 5, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for spinetoram and chlorantraniliprole in or on various products.

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notice. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on January 6, 2017.

November 9, 2016
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On November 8, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for the active ingredients spinetoramspirotetramat, and abamectin.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through January 22, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on November 10, 2016.

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