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February 5, 2018
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On February 2, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for bicyclopyrone and spirotetramat.

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notice. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on February 6, 2018.

November 3, 2017
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On November 2, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for spirotetramat, clethodim, and bicyclopyrone

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through January 17, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on November 6, 2017.

June 21, 2017
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On June 21, the European Union published Reg. (EU) 2017/1016 in the EU Official Journal, amending MRLs for benzovindiflupyr, chlorantraniliprole, deltamethrin, ethofumesate, haloxyfop, Mild Pepino Mosaic Virus isolate VC1, Mild Pepino Mosaic Virus isolate VX1, oxathiapiprolin, penthiopyrad, pyraclostrobin, spirotetramat, sunflower oil, tolclofos-methyl and trinexapac in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs go into effect July 11, 2017. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the Global MRL Database on June 22, 2017.
June 14, 2017
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On June 14, the U.S. EPA amended tolerances for residues of isofetamid and spirotetramat in or on several commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by August 14, 2017. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on June 15, 2017.

April 17, 2017
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On April 11, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a new MRL amendment affecting albendazole, isouron, etoxazole, simeconazole, cymoxanil, spirotetramat, thifensulfuron-methyl, thifluzamide, tebufenozide, triflumizole, tolfenamic acid, pyriofenone, fluensulfone, fluopicolide, prothioconazole, prohydrojasmon, profenofos, bromacil, prometryn, hexaconazole, hexythiazox, benzovindiflupyr, and lepimectin.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database by April 20, 2017.
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.

January 12, 2017
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This week, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published the following reasoned opinions on MRLs for certain active ingredients:

Proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on January 13, 2017. 

January 5, 2017
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On January 5, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a technical report on the outcome of the consultation with Member States, the applicant and EFSA on the pesticide risk assessment for spirotetramat in light of confirmatory data.

The European Union's current spirotetramat MRLs display in the Global MRL Database.

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.

October 25, 2016
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On October 25, the U.S. EPA established a tolerance for residues of spirotetramat in or on asparagus.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by December 27, 2016. The amended MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on October 26, 2016.

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