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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.
February 1, 2017

On January 24, 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 February 7, 2017. 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 February 2, 2017.

October 16, 2015

On October 16, Taiwan notified the WTO of a final amendment to its Standards for veterinary drug residues limits in foods. Relevant MRL changes will be made to Global MRL Database's Veterinary Drugs.

March 12, 2014

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.

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