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October 21, 2016
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On October 21, the European Union published Reg. (EU) 2016/1866 in the EU Official Journal, amending MRLs for 3-decen-2-one, acibenzolar-S-methyl, and hexachlorobenzene in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs go into effect May 10, 2017. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the Global MRL Database on October 22, 2016.

August 8, 2016
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On August 8, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for carbosulfan, copper compounds, difenoconazole, spiromesifen, flutriafol, fluxapyroxad, glufosinate-ammonium, imidacloprid, indoxacarb, thiodicarb, gibberellic acid, abamectin, azoxystrobin, 4-indol-3-ylbutyric acid, acibenzolar-S-methyl, and carbendazim.

MRL changes from these amendments will be entered in the Global MRL Database by Wednesday, August 10.

April 18, 2016
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On April 4, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a new MRL amendment affecting acibenzolar-S-methyl, oxathiapiprolin, cycloprothrin, difenoconazole, triafamone, norfloxacin, fluoxastrobin, brotizolam, propachlor, and metrafenone.

Relevant MRL changes have been made to the Global MRL Database.

March 18, 2016
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently published amendments for the following active ingredients (links in Portuguese):

MRL changes from these amendments will appear in the Global MRL Database tomorrow.

March 14, 2016
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On March 14, the European Union notified the WTO of proposed MRLs for 3-decen-2-one, acibenzolar- S- methyl, and hexachlorobenzene in or on certain commodities.

The final date for comments is May 13, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database within the next couple of days.

February 1, 2016
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently published draft amendments proposing changes for the following active ingredients (in Portuguese):

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by February 29, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will be added to Global MRL Database.

November 13, 2015
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On November 13, 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 12, 2016.

September 30, 2015
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On September 30, the U.S. EPA established MRLs for residues of acibenzolar-S-methyl in or on fruit, citrus, group 10-10 and fruit, pome, group 11-10.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by November 30, 2015. The amended MRLs will be added to Global MRL Database.

October 3, 2014
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently published draft amendments proposing MRLs for the following active ingredients (links in Portuguese): glufosinate, kresoxim-methyl, chlorantraniliprole, fluazifop-P, flutriafol, metalaxyl-M, acibenzolar-S-methyl, benzyladenine, lambda-cyhalothrin, imazapyr and imazapic.

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by October 31, 2014. Relevant changes will not appear in  MRL Database unless they are officially adopted by ANVISA. 

August 12, 2014
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On August 12, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance acibenzolar-S-methyl.

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