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December 19, 2016
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On December 19, 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 January 17, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs currently display in the Global MRL Database.

September 27, 2016
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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.

March 12, 2014
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On March 10, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published an amendment (in Japanese) to their national MRL standard. This amendment includes MRL changes for azaperone, alachlor, cyenopyrafen, tylosin, thifluzamide, bifenazate, pyraclostrobin, pyridalyl, flubendiamide, and methoxyfenozide.

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 September 2014.

Relevant changes have been made to www.mrldatabase.com.

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