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November 14, 2018
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On November 14, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for amisulbrom, mandestrobin, and isopyrazam in or on various commodities.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through January 28, 2019. The proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on November 15, 2018.

February 27, 2017
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On February 23, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a new MRL amendment affecting altrenogest, isopyrazam, imicyafos, etofenprox, ethofumesate, erythromycin, chinomethionat, closantel, saflufenacil, 1,3-dichloropropene, cyflumetofen, thiometon, bicyclopyrone, piperazine, fluazifop, flumethrin, vedaprofen, metoclopramide, mepanipyrim, and lomefloxacin.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database by March 2, 2017.

August 29, 2016
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On August 29, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish MRLs for several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by September 28, 2016. MRLs from this proposal will display in the Global MRL Database on August 30, 2016.

August 2, 2016
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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 notice. Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database on August 3, 2016.

June 22, 2016
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On June 17, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a proposal to amend numerous MRLs for pesticides and veterinary drugs. Comments on these proposals are due by July 1, 2016. Any proposals containing MRL decreases will likely be announced to the WTO in the coming months.

Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to Global MRL Database.

April 26, 2016
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This week, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for the following active ingredients:

PMRA will accept comments on these proposed MRLs through July 10, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database tomorrow.

July 9, 2015
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On July 9, the European Union published Reg. (EU) 2015/1101 in the EU Official Journal, amending MRLs for difenoconazole, fluopicolide, fluopyram, isopyrazam, and pendimethalin in or on certain products

Amended MRLs go into effect July 29, 2015. Relevant MRL changes will be added to Global MRL Database.

April 18, 2014
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On April 15, the European Union published MRL amendment Commission Regulation (EU) No 364/2014 in the EU Official Journal. This regulation includes MRLs for the active ingredients fenpyroximate, flubendiamide, isopyrazam, kresoxim-methyl, spirotetramat and thiacloprid.

MRLs in this regulation will apply from May 5, 2014, and relevant changes will appear in www.mrldatabase.com at that time.

December 28, 2013
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On December 27, the U.S. EPA updated the MRL regulations for several chemicals. 

  • Indoxacarb MRLs are established for various legumes, berries, and small vine-climbing fruits. 
  • An MRL established for pendamethalin on almond hulls is revised.
  • Isopyrazam MRLs are established for apple and peanut. There are no U.S. registrations for these commodities and the MRLs are established for import purposes. 

Relevant changes will appear in www.mrldatabase.com tomorrow. 

October 22, 2013
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On October 22, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published an amendment (in Japanese) to their national MRL standard. The amendment includes MRL changes for aklomide, anilofos, isopyrazam, imicyafos, chlorantraniliprole, cyazofamid, dichlofenthion, dinotefuran, spinetoram, vamidothion, pyriofenone, pyridafenthion, phenthoate, fluridone, milneb, and methazole.

MRLs that are newly-added or revised to a less restrictive level have entered into force. For MRLs changing to a more restrictive level, Japan is implementing a six month grace period. These changes will go into effect in April 2014.

Relevant changes will appear in www.mrldatabase.com soon.

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