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December 6, 2017

On November 29, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for dichlorprop, cyflumetofen, flubendiamide, lepimectin, deltamethrin (tralomethrin), dexamethasone, hydramethylnon, fentin, flucarbazone sodium, propazine, and oleandomycin. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Comments are due to the embassy by December 12, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs currently display in the Global MRL Database.

July 5, 2017

On July 5, the U.S. EPA amended tolerances for residues of indaziflam, pyroxsulam, and flubendiamide in or on several commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by September 5, 2017. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on July 6, 2017.

May 2, 2017
In the past week, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for Paecilomyces lilacinus, 2,4-D, spinosad, flubendiamide, and tebuconazole (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by June 1, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on May 3, 2017.


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. 

August 25, 2014

On August 25, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of the following pesticide amendments:

These MRL amendments were officially adopted on August 18, 2014. Individual changes may be viewed in the WTO notices linked above, and relevant changes will be made to the MRL Database

May 21, 2014

On May 21, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for the following active ingredients:

PMRA will accept comments until August 3, 2014 for methoxyfenozide and spiromesifen; however, comments for flubendiamide may be submitted until August 4, 2014. 

April 18, 2014

On April 15, the European Union published MRL amendment Commission Regulation (EU) No 364/2014 in the EU Official Journal. This regulation includes MRLs for the active ingredients fenpyroximate, flubendiamide, isopyrazam, kresoxim-methyl, spirotetramat and thiacloprid.

MRLs in this regulation will apply from May 5, 2014, and relevant changes will appear in at that time.

March 12, 2014

On March 10, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published an amendment (in Japanese) to their national MRL standard. This amendment includes MRL changes for azaperone, alachlor, cyenopyrafen, tylosin, thifluzamide, bifenazate, pyraclostrobin, pyridalyl, flubendiamide, and methoxyfenozide.

MRLs that are newly-added or revised to a less restrictive level have entered into force. For MRLs changing to a more restrictive level, Japan is implementing a six month grace period. These changes will go into effect in September 2014.

Relevant changes have been made to

September 12, 2013
March 20, 2013

March 14, 2013, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended their Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods. New and revised MRLs are established for the active ingredients deltamethrin, flubendiamide, fludioxonil, spinetoram, spinosad, and spirotetramat. Specific MRLs changes are available here.

Taiwan also amended their crop group classifications, adding black currant to the small berries group and olive to the drupe group. 

Relevant changes will appear in tomorrow.

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