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September 20, 2018
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On September 11, Turkey notified the WTO of proposed changes to its veterinary drug MRL standard.

Proposed changes are currently available in the Global MRL Database.

September 18, 2018
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On September 18, New Zealand's Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) published Proposals to amend the Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds Food Notice 2018.

Comments on the proposed MRLs are due by November 18, 2018. The proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on September 19, 2018.

September 17, 2018
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On September 13, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for simeconazole, tebufenpyrad, triflumizole, pyriofenone, fluazifop-butyl, fluensulfone, metaflumizone, and thymol. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Comments are due to the Embassy by September 27, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on September 18, 2018.

August 17, 2018
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On August 16, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety Published Notice No. 2018-60 (link in Korean) revising their food regulations, including numerous MRL changes.

MRL changes from this amendment have been added to the Global MRL Database.

August 6, 2018
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On July 31, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for 1,3-Dichloropropene, acynonapyr, acibenzolar-S-methyl, chlorothalonil, probenazole, and morantel. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Comments are due to the Embassy by August 14, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on August 7, 2018.

July 31, 2018
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On July 31, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted Food No. 1071302045 (in Chinese) affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database by August 1, 2018.

July 24, 2018
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The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) recently published its Report from the 41st Session, held July 2-6, 2018 in Rome, Italy. The report summarizes MRLs adopted, withdrawn, or retained as proposals for numerous pesticides and veterinary drugs. These MRLs were initially recommended at the 50th Session of the CCPR.

Relevant pesticide and veterinary drug MRL changes will display in the Global MRL Database on July 25, 2018.

July 23, 2018
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On July 18, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0703 No. 1 and Food Safety Update 0713 No. 2 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database by July 25, 2018.

July 16, 2018
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On July 16, Korea's Ministry of Food and Safety (MFDS) posted Notice No. 2018-302 (in Korean) proposing revisions to their food regulations, including extensive MRL changes.

Relevant proposed MRLs will appear in the Global MRL Database by July 17, 2018.

July 2, 2018
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On June 27, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for acrinathrin, chinomethionat, lancotrione sodium, etoxazole, diflubenzuron, and betamethasone. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Comments are due to the Embassy by July 11, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on July 3, 2018.

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