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August 18, 2017
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On August 18, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified the WTO of a draft MRL amendment, proposing numerous MRL changes.

Comments are due by October 16, 2017. Relevant proposed MRL changes will be added to the Global MRL Database over the next few weeks.

August 11, 2017
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On August 7, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) posted Notice No. 2017-289 and Notice No. 2017-290 (links in Korean) proposing revisions to their food regulations, including extensive MRL changes.

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by October 10, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will appear in the Global MRL Database in the coming weeks.

August 11, 2017
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Recently, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) notified the WTO of proposed MRL changes for buprofezin, fipronil, EPN, and fluthiacet-methyl, as well as a number of MRL withdrawals.

The final date for comments on buprofezin, fipronil, EPN, and fluthiacet-methyl is October 3, 2017. The final date for comments on the MRL withdrawals is October 6, 2017. Relevant MRLs will be added to the Global MRL Database after they are established.

August 11, 2017
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On July 28, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for cyanazine, flometoquin, mandipropamid, dinotefuran, gamithromycin, and tiamulin. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service. 

Comments are due to the Embassy by August 14, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database over the next week.

August 8, 2017
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On August 8, the Australia Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 16 – 8 August 2017. Pages 20-22 of the gazette list draft MRLs and pages 26-27 list amendments to MRLs for pesticides in various commodities.

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to APVMA by September 5, 2017. Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will appear in the Global MRL Database on August 9, 2017.

August 7, 2017
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On August 2, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for etofenprox.

Relevant proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on August 8, 2017.

August 3, 2017
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Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) recently published Administrative Assessment Report – Proposal M1015. The Proposal will include certain variations to MRLs, including requests for harmonization.

The public consultation period is estimated for early February 2018.

August 1, 2017
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On August 2, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for cyclaniliprole on several commodities.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through October 11, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on August 2, 2017.

July 31, 2017
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On July 31, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the setting of an import tolerance for flutriafol in hops.

The proposed MRL from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on August 1, 2017.

July 28, 2017
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On July 28, Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare notified the WTO of draft standards for pesticide MRLs in food and animal products, proposing the revocation of MRLs for endosulfan in fruits, vegetable, livestock tissue, and milk.

Comments are due by September 26, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on July 29, 2017.

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