This week, China's Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) promulgated the 2016 version of the National Food Safety Standard – Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides in Food. The new MRL standard is an updated version of China's GB 2763-2014, reportedly adding 490 MRLs for 433 active ingredients.
Although China's MOA has announced the updated GB 2763-2016 standard, the actual MRL regulation has not been made publicly available. China's MRLs will be updated in the Global MRL Database to reflect the new standard once the standard is published.
China's National MRL Standard had not been amended since its implementation on August 1, 2014. The new version is part of China's Five-Year plan (2016-2020) for the establishment of approximately 6,000 new MRLs.