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December 5, 2018
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On December 5, New Zealand's Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) published Food Notice: Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds, which is a consolidated MRL standard that includes amendments proposed in September 2018.

The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on December 6, 2018.

December 5, 2018
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On December 4, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 24 - 4 December 2018. Pages 24-28 of the gazette list draft MRLs and page 33-34 lists amendments to MRLs for pesticides in or on various commodities.

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to the APVMA by January 9, 2019. Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on December 6, 2018.

November 6, 2018
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On October 25, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for difenoconazole, spirotetramat, tetraconazole, triforine, flutriafol, flupyrimin, and fenitrothion. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Comments are due to the Embassy by November 8, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs are available in the Global MRL Database.

October 25, 2018
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On October 18, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 1018 No. 1 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database by October 26 2018.

September 20, 2018
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On September 11, Turkey notified the WTO of proposed changes to its veterinary drug MRL standard.

Proposed changes are currently available in the Global MRL Database.

September 18, 2018
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On September 18, New Zealand's Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) published Proposals to amend the Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds Food Notice 2018.

Comments on the proposed MRLs are due by November 18, 2018. The proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on September 19, 2018.

September 17, 2018
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On September 13, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for simeconazole, tebufenpyrad, triflumizole, pyriofenone, fluazifop-butyl, fluensulfone, metaflumizone, and thymol. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Comments are due to the Embassy by September 27, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on September 18, 2018.

August 17, 2018
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On August 16, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety Published Notice No. 2018-60 (link in Korean) revising their food regulations, including numerous MRL changes.

MRL changes from this amendment have been added to the Global MRL Database.

August 6, 2018
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On July 31, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for 1,3-Dichloropropene, acynonapyr, acibenzolar-S-methyl, chlorothalonil, probenazole, and morantel. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Comments are due to the Embassy by August 14, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on August 7, 2018.

July 31, 2018
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On July 31, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted Food No. 1071302045 (in Chinese) affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database by August 1, 2018.

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