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April 19, 2018

Thailand Notifies WTO of Draft MRL Amendment

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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

Brazil Proposes Pesticide Revisions

Global MRL News 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 16, 2018

U.S. EPA Amends Tetraconazole MRLs

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On April 16, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of tetraconazole in or on various commodities. 

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by June 15, 2018. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on April 17, 2018.

April 16, 2018

U.S. EPA Amends MRLs for Fluensulfone and Sulfentrazone

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On April 13, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of fluensulfone and sulfentrazone in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by June 12, 2018. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on April 17, 2018.

April 12, 2018

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Prochloraz

Global MRL News 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 12, 2018

U.S. EPA Amends Clethodim MRLs

Global MRL News April 12, 2018

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On April 12, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of clethodim in or on various commodities. 

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by June 11, 2018. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on April 13, 2018.

April 11, 2018

Japan Proposes MRL Revisions

Global MRL News 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

U.S. EPA Announces Receipt of Pesticide Petitions

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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

Australia Publishes Gazette No. 7, Proposes MRLs

Global MRL News 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 9, 2018

Singapore Publishes 2018 MRL Amendment

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The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) recently published its Food (Amendment) Regulations 2018 deleting six pesticides and their corresponding MRLs.

Amended MRLs will be display in the Global MRL Database on April 10, 2018.

April 6, 2018

Korea Publishes MRL Proposals

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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 6, 2018

Japan Publishes MRL Amendment

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On March 30, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a new MRL amendment affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database by April 12, 2018.

April 4, 2018

EU Amends Fluazuron MRLs

Global MRL News April 4, 2018

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On April 4, the European Union published Regulation (EU) 2018/523 amending veterinary drug MRLs for fluazuron in certain food-producing animals.

Amended MRLs go into effect on June 3, 2018. These pending MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database on April 5, 2018.

April 3, 2018

Canada Amends MRLs for Multiple Active Ingredients

Global MRL News April 3, 2018

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On April 3, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for benzovindiflupyr, imidacloprid, and indaziflam

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notice. The amended MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on April 4, 2018.

April 3, 2018

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Fenpyrazamine

Global MRL News 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

Brazil Revises Pesticide Monographs

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On April 2, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for diflubenzuron, diuron, flupyradifurone, propargite, and quizalofop-P-ethyl (link in Portuguese). 

MRL changes from these amendments will display in the Global MRL Database on April 4, 2018.

April 3, 2018

Brazil Proposes Pesticide Revisions

Global MRL News 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 29, 2018

Israel Publishes Pesticide MRL Amendments

Global MRL News March 29, 2018

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On February 4, Israel's Ministry of Health published a recently amended version of its national pesticide MRL regulation, Public Health Regulations (Food) (Residues of Pesticides), 5727-2017 (link in Hebrew). The amended regulation went into effect on December 28, 2017.

On March 27, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published an English version of the amended MRL changes. Relevant amended MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on March 30, 2018.

March 27, 2018

Canada Proposes MRLs for Multiple Active Ingredients

Global MRL News 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.

March 26, 2018

Jamaica Notifies WTO of Draft MRL Standard

Global MRL News March 26, 2018

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On March 26, Jamaica's Pesticide Control Authority notified the WTO of its proposed The Pesticide (Maximum Residue Limits in Crops, Food, and Animal Feed) Regulation 2017

The draft MRL standard was not included in the WTO notice, however draft MRLs will be added to the Global MRL Database once made publicly available. 

Comments are due by May 25, 2018. Jamaica's current deferral to Codex MRLs displays in the Global MRL Database

March 26, 2018

Brazil Proposes Pesticide Revisions

Global MRL News March 26, 2018

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On March 26, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for Paecilomyces lilacinus and chlorothalonil (links in Portuguese). 

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by April 24, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on March 27, 2018. 

March 22, 2018

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Copper Compounds

Global MRL News March 22, 2018

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On March 21, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for copper compounds.

Proposed MRLs from the reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on March 23, 2018.

March 21, 2018

Japan Notifies WTO of Draft MRLs

Global MRL News March 21, 2018

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On March 21, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) notified the WTO of proposed MRL changes for methylprednisolone and kanamycin

The final deadline for comments is May 20, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on March 22, 2018.

March 21, 2018

U.S. EPA Announces Receipt of Pesticide Petitions

Global MRL News March 21, 2018

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On March 21, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by April 20, 2018. MRLs from this proposal will display in the Global MRL Database on March 22, 2018.

March 21, 2018

U.S. EPA Amends MRLs for Multiple Active Ingredients

Global MRL News March 21, 2018

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On March 21, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of aluminum tris (O-ethylphosphonate), flutianil, and S-metolachlor in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearing must be received by May 21, 2018. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on March 22, 2018. 

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