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May 9, 2019
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On May 9, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by June 10, 2019. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 10, 2019.

May 6, 2019
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On May 3, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed to revoke all currently established MRLs for ferbam, ziram, and thiram.

Comments on proposed revocations must be received by July 17, 2019. The proposed revocations will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database later this week.

April 26, 2019
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On April 25, Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare notified the WTO of a draft standards for pesticide residue limits in foods, proposing MRLs for multiple active ingredients on various commodities. 

Comments must be submitted by June 24, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs can be viewed in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

April 23, 2019
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On April 23, Europe's Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) published an adopted opinion recommending that no MRL is required for bambermycin in rabbit.

Based on the CVMP opinion, the European Commission will adopt a legally binding Regulation establishing the MRLs for the substance. Applicants may request re-examination of any CVMP opinion within 15 days of its publication.

The proposed exemption from an MRL from the summary opinion will display in the BCGloabl Veterinary Drug MRL Database on April 24, 2019.

April 19, 2019
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On April 19, 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 20, 2019. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database next week.

April 12, 2019
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On April 12, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the setting of an import tolerance for 2,4-D in soyabeans.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on April 15, 2019.

April 9, 2019
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On April 9, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 7, 9 April 2019. Pages 37-39 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 7, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on April 10, 2019.

April 5, 2019
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On March 5, the European Union notified the WTO of an MRL proposal for imazalil.

Proposed MRLs from this document will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database in the next week.

April 5, 2019
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On April 2, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) posted Notice 2019-171 (in Korean) proposing revisions to their food regulations, including several MRL changes.

Relevant proposed MRLs will appear in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database next week.

March 25, 2019
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On March 15, Nepal's Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development notified the WTO of proposed MRLs for several pesticides in or on various commodities.

Comments on these proposed MRLs must be received by May 14, 2019.

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