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February 15, 2019

On February 15, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for amisulbrom, mandestrobin, and isopyrazam.

Individual changes can be viewed in the linked WTO notices. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on February 16, 2019.

November 14, 2018

On November 14, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for amisulbrom, mandestrobin, and isopyrazam in or on various commodities.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through January 28, 2019. The proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on November 15, 2018.

June 8, 2016

On June 7, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a new MRL amendment affecting amisulbrom, 4-aminopyridine, isoxaflutole, chlorobenzilate, dinoseb, thiamethoxam, thifensulfuron, tulathromycin, sodium TCA, picoxystrobin, pyroquilon, phenmedipham, and benzofenap.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database tomorrow.

June 5, 2015

On June 5, the European Union published Reg. (EU) 2015/846 in the EU Official Journal, amending MRLs for acetamiprid, ametoctradin, amisulbrom, bupirimate, clofentezine, ethephon, ethirimol, fluopicolide, imazapic, propamocarb, pyraclostrobin, and taufluvalinate in or on certain products.

MRLs go into effect on June 25, 2015, and relevant MRL changes will be added to Global MRL Database as pending.

November 7, 2014

Taiwan's Ministry of Health recently notified the WTO of a Draft of Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods, containing MRLs for 21 pesticides.

Comments must be submitted by January 6, 2015. 

July 2, 2013

Effective July 2, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) amended Japan's MRL regulation (link in Japanese). This update affects MRLs for the following active ingredients: acetaminophen, amisulbrom, cyazofamid, spirodiclofen, norflurazon, ferimzone, phenthoate, fenpyrazamine, fluopyram, and pendimethalin.

Japan maintains an online MRL database, searchable by active ingredient. MRL updates typically take about a week to show up in the English-translated database; at this time, relevant changes will be made to

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