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June 24, 2019
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On June 19, China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs notified the WTO of proposed MRLs. The draft standard includes 390 MRLs for 125 pesticides previously announced by the Ministry for domestic consultation in 2018.

Comments are due by August 18, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will be added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database over the next few weeks, following translation and further analysis.

June 24, 2019
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On May 24, China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs initiated a public consultation on draft MRL amendments to its National Food Safety Standards in Food. Proposed amendments (in Chinese) include:

Comments are due by June 25, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

June 17, 2019
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On June 17, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/973 amending MRLs for bispyribac, denatonium benzoate, fenoxycarb, flurochloridone, quizalofop-P-ethyl, quizalofop-P-tefuryl, propaquizafop, tebufenozide in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs will go into effect on January 4, 2020. Relevant pending MRL changes will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database starting June 18, 2019.

June 12, 2019
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On June 12, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for dithianon.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 13, 2019.

June 11, 2019
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On June 10, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for emamectin in kiwi and peaches.

The proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 12, 2019.

June 10, 2019
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On June 7, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by July 8, 2019. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 11, 2019.

June 10, 2019
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On June 7, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for cyantraniliprole.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 11, 2019.

June 10, 2019
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On June 7, New Zealand's Ministry for Primary Industries published Proposals to Amend the Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds Food Notice December 2018. The proposal includes draft pesticide and veterinary drug MRLs.

Comments on these proposed MRLs must be received by August 6, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal MRL Databases by June 14, 2019.

June 6, 2019
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On June 6, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of penthiopyrad in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by August 5, 2019. The newly established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 7, 2019.

June 6, 2019
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On May 22, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing monograph changes for atrazine, mesotrione, laminarin, dinotefuran, fluopyram, bifenthrin, acetamiprid, etofenprox, lambda-cyhalothrin, flutriafol, and pyriproxyfen (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposed revisions must be received by July 20, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 7, 2019.

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