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October 10, 2017
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On October 9, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for melaleuca alternifolia, mineral oil, prothioconazole, prohexadione-calcium, thiophanate-methyl, thiamethoxam, trifloxystrobin, clethodim, dicamba, glufosinate, imazapyr, imazapic, aminopyralid, abscisic acid, and bixafen (links in Portuguese).

MRL changes from these amendments will be displayed in the Global MRL Databse on October 11, 2017.

August 24, 2017
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On August 24, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for prothioconazole, trifloxystrobin, bixafen, dicamba, thiamethoxam, melaleuca alternifolia, glufosinate, mineral oil, clethodim, imazapyr, imazapic, aminopyralid, abscisic acid, prohexadione-calcium, and thiophanate-methyl (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by September 22, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on August 25, 2017.

January 17, 2017
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On January 16, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for glufosinate, novaluron, methomyl, orthosulfamuron, and imazamox.

MRL changes from these amendments will be displayed in the Global MRL Database on January 18.

December 10, 2016
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On December 8, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for pymetrozine, pyridaben, orthosulfamuron, novaluron, methomyl, glufosinate, Bacillus licheniformis, and Bacillus subtilis (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by January 6, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will be added to the Global MRL Database by December 14, 2016.

June 24, 2016
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On June 24, the European Union published MRL amendments affecting the following active ingredients:

  • Reg. (EU) 2016/1002: AMTT, diquat, dodine, glufosinate, tritosulfuron
  • Reg. (EU) 2016/1003: abamectin, acequinocyl, acetamiprid, benzovindiflupyr, bromoxynil, fludioxonil, fluopicolide, fosetyl, mepiquat, proquinazid, propamocarb, prohexadione, tebuconazole

Amended MRLs from Reg. (EU) 2016/1002 go into effect on January 14, 2017. Amended MRLs from Reg. (EU) 2016/1003 go into effect on July 16, 2016. Relevant pending MRL changes will be entered in the Global MRL Database in the next week.

December 15, 2015
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On December 14, the European Union notified the WTO of proposed MRLs for the following active ingredients:

The final date for comments is February 12, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will be added to Global MRL Database.

October 6, 2015
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On October 6, the Australia Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 20 – 6 October 2015. Page 24 of the gazette lists draft MRLs and pages 29-31 list amendments to MRLs for pesticides on various commodities.

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to APVMA by November 3, 2015. Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will be added to Global MRL Database.

July 14, 2015
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On July 14, the Australia Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 14 – 14 July 2015. Pages 26-28 of the gazette list draft MRLs and pages 33-35 list amendments to MRLs for pesticides on various commodities.

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to APVMA by August 11, 2015. Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will be added to Global MRL Database.

May 20, 2015
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently notified the WTO of draft amendments proposing MRLs for the following active ingredients:

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by June 17, 2015, and relevant proposed MRLs will be added to Global MRL Database.

October 7, 2014
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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) recently published an MRL amendment (in Japanese) on multiple active ingredients.

New and increased MRLs took effect immediately, while lowered and deleted MRLs will take effect on April 3, 2015. 

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