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March 20, 2017
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On March 20, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes to the monographs for quizalofop-P, pyriproxyfen, fluazinam, formetanate, fenpropathrin, thiophanate-methyl, and fipronil (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by April 18, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the Global MRL Database.

November 28, 2016
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently opened public consultation on the active substances benalaxyl, Metschnikowia fructicola NRRL Y-27328, and thiophanate-methyl. Comments on the rapporteur Member State's assessment reports must be sent to EFSA by January 25, 2017 (benalaxyl) and January 28, 2017 (Metschnikowia fructicola and thiophanate-methyl).

The European Union's currently established benalaxyl and thiophanate-methyl MRLs are available in the Global MRL Database.

July 18, 2016
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On July 18, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for chlorantraniliprole, alpha-cypermethrin, bifenthrin, acetamiprid, azoxystrobin, carfentrazone-ethyl, cypermethrin, thiamethoxam, thiophanate-methyl, pyraclostrobin, imibenconazole, fipronil, and spinosad.

MRL changes from these amendments will be entered in the Global MRL Database by Wednesday, July 20.

July 5, 2016
June 9, 2016
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On June 8, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for the following active ingredients (in Portuguese): thiamethoxam, thiophanate-methyl, pyraclostrobin, imibenconazole, fluxapyroxad, fipronil, spinosad, difenoconazole, chlorantraniliprole, alpha-cypermethrin, carfentrazone-ethyl, cypermethrin, bifenthrin, acetamiprid, and azoxystrobin.

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by July 7, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will show in the Global MRL Database next week.

May 31, 2016
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On May 31, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for the following active ingredients (in Portuguese): thiophanate-methylflumioxazinfosetyl, Bacillus firmustrifloxystrobin, Pasteuria nishizawaeS-metolachlorspinetoramcyproconazoleprohexadione-calciumMelaleuca alternifolia, fluazinam, lufenuron, diflubenzuron, atrazine, chlorothalonil, imazethapyr, azoxystrobin, difenoconazole, tebuconazole, metsulfuron-methyl, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, zeta-cypermethrin, imibenconazole, bifenthrin, and etofenprox.

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by June 26, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will show in the Global MRL Database by Thursday.

May 12, 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 6, 2015, and relevant proposed MRLs have been added to Global MRL Database.

December 4, 2014
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On December 4, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the review of the existing MRLs for the following active ingredients:

July 14, 2014
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently published draft amendments proposing MRLs for boscalidthiophanate-methyl, and flutriafol (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals are due to ANVISA by August 7, 2014. 

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