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December 22, 2016

This week, 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 February18, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on December 23, 2016.

September 27, 2016

On September 23, 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 October 7, 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 September 30, 2016.

August 7, 2013

On August 6, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published an amendment (in Japanese) to their national MRL standard. The amendment includes MRL changes for benthiavalicarb-isopropyl, ethaboxam, flonicamid, formetanate hydrochloride, ipfencarbazone, novaluron, pyrimethanil, and simeconazole.

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 February 2014.

Relevant changes will appear in tomorrow.

March 20, 2013

Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) recently published an update (in Japanese) to Japan's MRL regulation. This update removes and revises MRLs for TCMTB, acequinocyl, azoxystrobin, abamectin, esprocarb, saflufenacil, cyenopyrafen, simeconazole, silafluofen, sedecamycin, thiamethoxam, tebufloquin, bixafen, pyraflufen-ethyl, pyridaben, flutriafol, and repimectin. Increased MRLs are in effect as of March 12, 2013 and decreased or deleted MRLs as of September 11, 2013.

Relevant changes will appear in when they come into effect.

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