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October 5, 2017
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On October 5, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for thiodicarb, hydrogen peroxide, metalaxyl-M, halosulfuron, diflubenzuron, chlorantraniliprole, carfentrazone-ethyl, potassium bicarbonate, and azoxystrobin (links in Portuguese). 

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by November 5, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on October 6, 2017.

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 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.

October 19, 2016
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On October 19, the European Union published Reg. (EU) 2016/1822 in the EU Official Journal, amending MRLs for aclonifen, deltamethrin, fluazinam, methomyl, sulcotrione, and thiodicarb in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs go into effect May 7, 2017. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the Global MRL Database on October 20, 2016.

August 8, 2016
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On August 8, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for carbosulfan, copper compounds, difenoconazole, spiromesifen, flutriafol, fluxapyroxad, glufosinate-ammonium, imidacloprid, indoxacarb, thiodicarb, gibberellic acid, abamectin, azoxystrobin, 4-indol-3-ylbutyric acid, acibenzolar-S-methyl, and carbendazim.

MRL changes from these amendments will be entered in the Global MRL Database by Wednesday, August 10.

June 30, 2016
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On June 29, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for the following active ingredients (in Portuguese): gibberellic acid, 4-indol-3-ylbutyric acid, abamectin, azoxystrobin, acibenzolar-S-methyl, carbendazim, carbosulfan, copper oxychloride, difenoconazole, spiromesifen, fluazifop-P-butyl, flutriafol, glufosinate-ammonium, imidacloprid, indoxacarb, and thiodicarb.

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by July 28, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will show in the Global MRL Database next week.

April 7, 2016
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The European Union recently notified the WTO of proposed MRLs via the following draft amendments:

The final date for comments is June 5, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database within the next couple of days.

June 2, 2015
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On June 2, the Australia Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 11 – 2 June 2015. Pages 7-8 of the gazette outline established pesticide MRLs for various commodities, amending Australia's Standard 1.4.2.

Relevant MRL changes will be added to Global MRL Database.

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