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April 19, 2018
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On April 19, Thailand's Food and Drug Administration notified the WTO of a draft amendment to its national MRL standard.

Proposed MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on April 20, 2018.

April 19, 2018
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On April 12, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for deladenus siricidicola, pyraclostrobin, and cypermethrin (links in Portuguese). 

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by May 12, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs are currently displaying in the Global MRL Database.

April 12, 2018
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On April 12, the European Union Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for prochloraz in various crops. 

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on April 13, 2018.

April 11, 2018
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On April 11, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed changes for gibberellin, dimethenamid, fluxapyroxad, fluxametamide, heptachlor, teflubenzuron, and monepantel. These changed were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service. 

Comments are due to the Embassy by April 25, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on April 13, 2018. 

April 11, 2018
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On April 11, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for several active ingredients. 

Comments must be received by May 11, 2018. MRLs from this proposal will display in the Global MRL Database later this week.

April 10, 2018
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On April 10, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 7 - 10 April 2018. Pages 43-44 of the gazette list draft MRLs for pesticides in or on various commodities. 

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to the APVMA by May 8, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on April 11, 2018.

April 6, 2018
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On April 4, Korea's Ministry of Food and Safety (MFDS) posted Notice No. 2018-139 and Notice No. 2018-140 (in Korean) proposing revisions to their food regulations, including extensive MRL changes.

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by April 24, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will appear in the Global MRL Database in the coming weeks.

April 3, 2018
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On April 3, the European Food safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for fenpyrazamine in various crops.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on April 4, 2018.

April 3, 2018
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On April 2, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for Isaria fumosorosea, trinexapac-ethyl, thiodicarb, triflumuron, kasugamycin, propiconazole, thiophanate-methyl, and fluazinam (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by May 2, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on April 4, 2018.

March 27, 2018
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On March 27, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for flonicamid, propiconazole, ipconazole, and carboxin in or on multiple commodities. 

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through June 10, 2018. The proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on March 28, 2018.

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