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December 6, 2017
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On November 29, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for dichlorprop, cyflumetofen, flubendiamide, lepimectin, deltamethrin (tralomethrin), dexamethasone, hydramethylnon, fentin, flucarbazone sodium, propazine, and oleandomycin. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Comments are due to the embassy by December 12, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs currently display in the Global MRL Database.

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.
April 20, 2017
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On April 20, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of deltamethrin on several commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by June 19, 2017. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on April 21, 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. 

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.

October 18, 2016
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On October 18, the U.S. EPA published proposed tolerances for residues of deltamethrin, bifenthrin, benzovindiflupyr, and difenoconazole in or on several commodities.

Comments must be received by November 17, 2016. MRLs from this proposal will display in the Global MRL Database on October 19, 2016. 

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.

November 17, 2015
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On November 17, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for deltamethrin according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005.

September 17, 2015
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Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) recently established and revised tolerances for seven active ingredients. Changes can be found in Korea's MRL database (in Korean).

Relevant changes have been made to the Global MRL Database.

August 17, 2015
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Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for the following active ingredients:

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

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