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November 26, 2018

On November 22, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of pyrifluquinazon in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by January 25, 2019. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on November 27, 2018.

October 3, 2017

On September 27, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for cadusafos, clethodim, chlorantraniliprole, desmedipham, tricyclazole, pyrifluquinazon, fluopicolide, procymidone, abamectin, and flavophospholipol. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Comments are due to the Embassy by October 11, 2017. Relevant Proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database over the next week.

September 23, 2016

Taiwan’s Ministry of Health recently notified the WTO of a Draft of Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods, proposing new and amended MRLs for numerous active ingredients on various commodities.

Comments must be submitted by November 21, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on September 24, 2016.

April 25, 2014

On April 24, 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 avilamycin, ametoctradin, isoprothiolane, difenoconazole, tebuconazole, bifenthrin, pyrifluquinazon, flonicamid, penflufen, and levamisole.

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 October 2014.

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