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June 8, 2017
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On June 8, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of two pesticide petitions (82 FR 26641 and 82 FR 26639) to establish MRLs and tolerance exemptions for several active ingredients in or on various commodities.

Comments must be received by July 10, 2017. MRLs from these proposals will display in the Global MRL Database on June 9, 2017.

January 18, 2017
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On January 16, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opened a public consultation on the active substance indoxacarb. Comments on the rapporteur Member State's assessment reports must be sent to EFSA by March 18, 2017.

The European Union's current indoxacarb MRLs display in the Global MRL Database.

August 8, 2016
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On August 8, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for carbosulfan, copper compounds, difenoconazole, spiromesifen, flutriafol, fluxapyroxad, glufosinate-ammonium, imidacloprid, indoxacarb, thiodicarb, gibberellic acid, abamectin, azoxystrobin, 4-indol-3-ylbutyric acid, acibenzolar-S-methyl, and carbendazim.

MRL changes from these amendments will be entered in the Global MRL Database by Wednesday, August 10.

March 18, 2016
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently published amendments for the following active ingredients (links in Portuguese):

MRL changes from these amendments will appear in the Global MRL Database tomorrow.

January 30, 2016
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently published draft amendments proposing changes for the following active ingredients (in Portuguese):

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by February 29, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will be added to Global MRL Database.

June 4, 2015
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On June 4, the European Union published Reg. (EU) 2015/845 in the EU Official Journal, amending MRLs for azoxystrobin, chlorantraniliprole, cyantraniliprole, dicamba, difenoconazole, fenpyroximate, fludioxonil, glufosinate-ammonium, imazapic, imazapyr, indoxacarb, isoxaflutole, mandipropamid, penthiopyrad, propiconazole, pyrimethanil, spirotetramat, and trinexapac in or on certain products.

MRLs go into effect on June 24, 2015, and relevant MRL changes will be added to Global MRL Database as pending.

May 19, 2015
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On May 19, the Australia Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 10 – 19 May 2015. Pages 30-32 of the gazette list proposed amendments to MRLs for pesticides on various commodities.

Comments must be submitted to APVMA by June 16, 2015, and relevant proposed MRLs will be added to Global MRL Database.

July 28, 2014
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently published draft amendments proposing MRLs for the following active ingredients (links in Portuguese):

Comments on these proposals are due to ANVISA by August 22, 2014. 

July 14, 2014
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The European Union recently published MRL amendment Commission Regulation (EU) No 737/2014 in the EU Official Journal. This regulation includes MRLs for 2-phenylphenol, chlormequat, cyflufenamid, cyfluthrin, dicamba, fluopicolide, flutriafol, fosetyl, indoxacarb, isoprothiolane, mandipropamid, metaldehyde, metconazole, phosmet, picloram, propyzamide, pyriproxyfen, saflufenacil, spinosad, and trifloxystrobin in or on certain products.

Further details, including MRL tables, may be found via the linked Official Journal document. MRLs in this regulation will apply starting July 30, 2014, and will appear in the MRL Database at that time.  

May 16, 2014
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On May 16, the European Union (EU) published MRL amendment Commission Regulation (EU) No 491/2014 in the EU Official Journal. This regulation includes MRLs for the active ingredients ametoctradin, azoxystrobin, cycloxydim, cyfluthrin, dinotefuran, fenbuconazole, fenvalerate, fludioxonil, fluopyram, flutriafol, fluxapyroxad, glufosinate-ammonium, imidacloprid, indoxacarb, MCPA, methoxyfenozide, penthiopyrad, spinetoram, and trifloxystrobin.

MRLs in this regulation will apply from June 5, 2014; however, MRLs regarding fenvalerate and fludioxonil in mangoes will apply from August 19, 2014. Relevant changes will appear in www.mrldatabase.com, accordingly.

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