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September 5, 2019
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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) recently announced proposed MRL changes for permethrin, chloropicrin, dichlobentiazox, fenpicoxamid, flutianil, prothiofos, and cephapirin. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database on September 6, 2019.

August 26, 2019
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On August 26, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a proposed food additive amendment, in Japanese. Comments are due by September 24, 2019.

Japan's food additive regulations, in English, are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

August 16, 2019
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On July 18, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for afidopyropen, oxpoconazole fumarate, flubendiamide, and salinomyvin. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database.

August 5, 2019
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On August 5, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0805 No. 1 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database on August 6, 2019.

August 2, 2019
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On July 31, USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service distributed draft carbaryl MRLs proposed by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW).

Comments are due by August 2, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 3, 2019.

July 31, 2019
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This week, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) notified the WTO of proposed MRL changes for captandithianon, thiacloprid, propanil, and amoxicillin.

The final deadline for comments for captan is September 28, 2019. The final deadline for comments for dithianon, thiacloprid, propanil and amoxicillin is September 29, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs are currently displaying in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database

July 8, 2019
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On June 27, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0627 No. 1 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes have been made to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

June 26, 2019
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On June 14, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for amisulbrom, cyenopyrafen, cymoxanil, zoxamide, furametpyr, fluazinam, and gentamicin. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Comments are due to the Embassy by June 27, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database.

May 30, 2019
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On May 30, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0530 No. 2 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 31, 2019.

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April 9, 2019
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Bryant Christie works with embassies around the world to untangle regulatory red tape that cuts into exporters' profits.  This week, James Christie, BCI's president, and Matt Lantz, VP of global access, are in Tokyo, eliminating trade barriers and learning more about upcoming trade talks. 

If you have a trade barrier that's keeping you from exporting, please visit BCI's Global Access page.

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