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February 4, 2019

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently published reasoned opinions on the evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL reviews for imazamox, spinosad, and flutolanil.

Proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the Global MRL Database on February 5, 2019.

April 17, 2017

On April 13, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a proposal to amend numerous MRLs for pesticides and veterinary drugs. Comments on these proposals are due by April 27, 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 April 18, 2017.

April 18, 2016

On April 15, the European Union published Reg. (EU) 2016/567 in the EU Official Journal, amending MRLs for chlorantraniliprole, cyflumetofen, cyprodinil, dimethomorph, dithiocarbamates, fenamidone, fluopyram, flutolanil, imazamox, metrafenone, myclobutanil, propiconazole, sedaxane, and spirodiclofen in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs go into effect May 5, 2016. Relevant pending MRL changes are on display in the Global MRL Database.

July 31, 2014

Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare recently notified the WTO of a Draft of Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods, containing MRLs for 29 active ingredients.

Comments must be submitted by September 27, 2014. 

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