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April 26, 2016
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On April 25, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published the following reasoned opinions:

The proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database tomorrow.

November 5, 2014
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On November 5, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for the following pesticides:

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

August 18, 2014
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Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently established MRLs for cypermethrin and spirodiclofen. Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notices, and relevant changes will be made to the MRL Database.

August 8, 2014
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Taiwan's Ministry of Health recently notified the WTO of the adoption of amendments to its Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods, fully adopting numerous MRLs on 17 active ingredients previously published as draft amendments. 

July 28, 2014
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On July 28, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for fludioxonil and spirodiclofen.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through October 11, 2014. 

June 11, 2014
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On June 11, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established MRLs for tricyclazole and amended MRLs for spirodiclofen on citrus, oil. These regulations are effective immediately, but objections and requests for hearings will be accepted through August 11, 2014.

Relevant changes will be made to www.mrldatabase.com

May 22, 2014
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Taiwan's Ministy of Heath and Welfare has notified the WTO of a draft MRL amendment, containing MRLs for 17 active ingredients. Comments must be submitted by July 21, 2014.

May 15, 2014
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On May 15, Health Candada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for the following active ingredients:

PMRA will accept comments until July 28, 2014.

July 2, 2013
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Effective July 2, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) amended Japan's MRL regulation (link in Japanese). This update affects MRLs for the following active ingredients: acetaminophen, amisulbrom, cyazofamid, spirodiclofen, norflurazon, ferimzone, phenthoate, fenpyrazamine, fluopyram, and pendimethalin.

Japan maintains an online MRL database, searchable by active ingredient. MRL updates typically take about a week to show up in the English-translated database; at this time, relevant changes will be made to www.mrldatabase.com.

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