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February 20, 2018
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On February 20, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) notified the WTO of proposed MRL changes for propiconazole

The final deadline for comments is April 21, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on February 21, 2018.

February 12, 2018
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On February 12, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) notified the WTO of proposed MRL changes for dichlorprop; flubendiamide; lepimectin; deltamethin & tralomethrin; dexamethasone; and fentin, flucarbazone sodium, hydramethylnon, propazine, & oleandomycin (link).  

The final deadline for comments is April 13, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on February 13, 2018.

February 8, 2018
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On February 5, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published an amendment withdrawing MRLs for several active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes are available in the Global MRL Database.

February 7, 2018
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On February 7, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Japan.

 
Japan’s food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Japan.

February 5, 2018
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On February 5, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) notified the WTO of proposed MRL changes for captan, etofenprox, fenbuconazole, josamycin, and spectinomycin.

The final date for comments is April 6, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on February 6, 2018.

 

December 18, 2017
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On December 18, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) notified the WTO of proposed MRL changes for difenoconazole, folpet, mepiquat chloride, and metaflumizone.

The final date for comments is February 16, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on December 19, 2017.

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.

October 30, 2017
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On October 26, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for aminocyclopyrachlor, etofenprox, captan, fenbuconazole, propiconazole, josamycin, spectinomycin, and prednisolone. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Comments are due to the Embassy by November 9, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database over the next week.

October 3, 2017
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On September 27, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for cadusafos, clethodim, chlorantraniliprole, desmedipham, tricyclazole, pyrifluquinazon, fluopicolide, procymidone, abamectin, and flavophospholipol. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Comments are due to the Embassy by October 11, 2017. Relevant Proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database over the next week.

September 25, 2017
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On September 21, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) published updates to its Standards for Use for Food Additives. This document is part of the framework for Japan’s food additive regulations. 

 
The International Food Additive Database, which includes Japan’s food additive regulations, has already been updated to reflect these changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

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