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March 23, 2020
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On March 23, the European Union notified the WTO of the following MRL proposal:

  • G/SPS/N/EU/379: Draft Commission Regulation (EU) amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for bupirimate, carfentrazone-ethyl, emamectin, ethirimol, and pyriofenone in or on certain products.
The proposed MRLs from this WTO notification will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on March 25, 2020.
March 11, 2020
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On March 4, China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs opened a public consultation (in Chinese) on draft MRLs for zeranol, trenbolone acetate, and melengestrol acetate in or on cattle muscle.

Comments were due by March 6, 2020. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database on March 12, 2020.

March 11, 2020
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On March 11, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing to revise the monographs for MCPA, picoxystrobin, aminopyralid, difenoconazole, and cyantraniliprole (links in Portuguese). 

Comments are due by May 9, 2020. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on March 12, 2020.

March 10, 2020
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On March 10, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 5, 10 March 2020. Pages 37-38 of the gazette list draft MRLs and page 43 lists amendments to MRLs for pesticides and veterinary drugs in or on various commodities.

Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide and Vet Drug MRL Databases on March 11, 2020.

March 9, 2020
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On March 9, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for mefentrifluconazole in or on various commodities.

Comments are due by May 23, 2020. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on March 10, 2020.

March 4, 2020
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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) recently announced proposed MRL changes for several active ingredients. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on March 5, 2020.

March 3, 2020
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On March 3, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for active ingredients.

Comments must be received by April 2, 2020. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on March 4, 2020.

March 3, 2020
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On March 3, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a statement on the dietary exposure assessment for the temporary MRLs for chlordecone in certain products of animal origin.

Proposed MRLs from the statement will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on March 4, 2020.

February 26, 2020
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On February 26, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing to revise the monographs for folpet, azoxystrobin, dimethomorph, dicamba, prohexadione-calcium, chlorothalonil, and abamectin (links in Portuguese).

Comments are due by April 25, 2020. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on February 27, 2020.

February 25, 2020
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On February 25, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for pyridaben in sweet pepper/bell pepper and setting of an import tolerance for tree nuts.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on February 26, 2020.

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