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August 11, 2017
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Recently, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) notified the WTO of proposed MRL changes for buprofezin, fipronil, EPN, and fluthiacet-methyl, as well as a number of MRL withdrawals.

The final date for comments on buprofezin, fipronil, EPN, and fluthiacet-methyl is October 3, 2017. The final date for comments on the MRL withdrawals is October 6, 2017. Relevant MRLs will be added to the Global MRL Database after they are established.

June 2, 2017
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On June 2, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a proposal to amend numerous MRLs for pesticides and veterinary drugs in addition to proposing the withdrawal of MRLs for 56 pesticides and veterinary drugs. Comments on these proposals are due by June 15, 2017. Any proposals containing MRL decreases will likely be announced to the WTO in the coming months.

Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database by June 7, 2017.

May 19, 2015
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On May 19, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) notified the WTO of proposed MRL changes for the following active ingredients:

Comments on updated MRLs are due by July 18, 2015, and relevant proposed changes will be added to Global MRL Database.

October 31, 2014
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On October 31, the WTO published a notification from New Zealand's Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) on proposals to amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards 2014.

Specific MRLs are listed in the WTO notice, and comments will be accepted through December 30, 2014.  

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