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September 17, 2019
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On September 17, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1559 amending MRLs for cyflufenamid, fenbuconazole, fluquinconazole, and tembotrione in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs will be effective from April 7, 2020. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 18, 2019.

September 13, 2019
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On September 12, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of pyraflufen-ethyl in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by November 12, 2019. The established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 14, 2019.

September 10, 2019
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On September 10, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 18, 10 September 2019. Pages 16-19 of the gazette list draft MRLs and page 24 lists amendments to MRLs for pesticides in or on various commodities.

Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 11, 2019.

September 9, 2019
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On August 30, New Zealand's Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) published Food Notice: Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds (2019), which is a consolidated MRL standard that includes amendments proposed in June 2019.

Relevant amended pesticide and vet drug MRLs will display in the BCGlobal MRL Databases by September 10, 2019.

September 9, 2019
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On September 9, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of abamectin in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by November 8, 2019. The established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 10, 2019.

August 29, 2019
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On August 29, Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare notified the WTO of newly established veterinary drug MRLs for fluralaner. 

The established MRLs will display in the BCGloabl Veterinary Drug MRL Database on August 30, 2019.

August 29, 2019
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On August 29, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of buprofezin in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by October 28, 2019. The established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 30, 2019.

August 27, 2019
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On August 27, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of emamectin benzoate, nitrapyrin, and sedaxane in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by October 28, 2019. The established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 28, 2019.

August 27, 2019
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On August 26, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments to the monographs for fludioxonil, cyprodinil, fluxapyroxad, and pyraclostrobin (link in Portuguese).

Updated MRLs from these amendments will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 28, 2019. 

August 23, 2019
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On August 15, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of revoked MRLs ferbam, thiram, and ziram. The revocation of the MRLs for ferbam, thiram and ziram on corresponding commodities will take effect to allow sufficient time for legally treated commodities to clear the channels of trade.

Relevant pending MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 24, 2019.

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