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July 20, 2017
On July 18, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a new MRL amendment affecting imidacloprid; oxathiapiprolin; quinclorac; clofentezine; chlorpropham; spiramycin; tylosin; dazomet, metam and methyl isothiocyanate; picarbutrazox; fluopyram; fludioxonil; prohexadione-calcium; and mandestrobin.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database by July 28, 2017.
January 31, 2017

On January 27, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) notified the WTO of proposed MRL changes for the following active ingredients:

The final date for comments is March 28, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs currently display in the Global MRL Database.

December 21, 2016

On December 7, 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 December 21, 2016. 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 December 22, 2016.

September 30, 2015

On September 30, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a technical report on the outcome the consultation with Member States, the applicant, and EFSA on the pesticide risk assessment for metam in light of confirmatory data.

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