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August 24, 2017
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On August 24, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for prothioconazole, trifloxystrobin, bixafen, dicamba, thiamethoxam, melaleuca alternifolia, glufosinate, mineral oil, clethodim, imazapyr, imazapic, aminopyralid, abscisic acid, prohexadione-calcium, and thiophanate-methyl (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by September 22, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on August 25, 2017.

March 20, 2017
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On March 20, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes to the monographs for quizalofop-P, pyriproxyfen, fluazinam, formetanate, fenpropathrin, thiophanate-methyl, and fipronil (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by April 18, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the Global MRL Database.

November 28, 2016
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently opened public consultation on the active substances benalaxyl, Metschnikowia fructicola NRRL Y-27328, and thiophanate-methyl. Comments on the rapporteur Member State's assessment reports must be sent to EFSA by January 25, 2017 (benalaxyl) and January 28, 2017 (Metschnikowia fructicola and thiophanate-methyl).

The European Union's currently established benalaxyl and thiophanate-methyl MRLs are available in the Global MRL Database.

July 18, 2016
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On July 18, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for chlorantraniliprole, alpha-cypermethrin, bifenthrin, acetamiprid, azoxystrobin, carfentrazone-ethyl, cypermethrin, thiamethoxam, thiophanate-methyl, pyraclostrobin, imibenconazole, fipronil, and spinosad.

MRL changes from these amendments will be entered in the Global MRL Database by Wednesday, July 20.

July 5, 2016
June 9, 2016
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On June 8, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for the following active ingredients (in Portuguese): thiamethoxam, thiophanate-methyl, pyraclostrobin, imibenconazole, fluxapyroxad, fipronil, spinosad, difenoconazole, chlorantraniliprole, alpha-cypermethrin, carfentrazone-ethyl, cypermethrin, bifenthrin, acetamiprid, and azoxystrobin.

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by July 7, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will show in the Global MRL Database next week.

May 31, 2016
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On May 31, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for the following active ingredients (in Portuguese): thiophanate-methylflumioxazinfosetyl, Bacillus firmustrifloxystrobin, Pasteuria nishizawaeS-metolachlorspinetoramcyproconazoleprohexadione-calciumMelaleuca alternifolia, fluazinam, lufenuron, diflubenzuron, atrazine, chlorothalonil, imazethapyr, azoxystrobin, difenoconazole, tebuconazole, metsulfuron-methyl, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, zeta-cypermethrin, imibenconazole, bifenthrin, and etofenprox.

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by June 26, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will show in the Global MRL Database by Thursday.

May 12, 2015
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently notified the WTO of draft amendments proposing MRLs for the following active ingredients:

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by June 6, 2015, and relevant proposed MRLs have been added to Global MRL Database.

December 4, 2014
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On December 4, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the review of the existing MRLs for the following active ingredients:

July 14, 2014
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently published draft amendments proposing MRLs for boscalidthiophanate-methyl, and flutriafol (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals are due to ANVISA by August 7, 2014. 

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