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February 15, 2019

On February 15, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of trifloxystrobin and trifluralin in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by April 16, 2019. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on February 16, 2019.

April 10, 2015

The European Union recently published Reg. (EU) 2015/552 in the EU Official Journal, amending MRLs for 1,3-dichloropropene, bifenox, dimethenamid-P, prohexadione, tolylfluanid, and trifluralin in or on certain products.

MRLs go into effect October 28, 2015, and relevant MRL changes will be added to as pending.

July 18, 2014

On July 18, the European Union notified the WTO of draft MRLs for 1,3-dichloropropene, bifenox, dimethenamid-P, prohexadione, tolylfluanid and trifluralin.

The final date for comments on these proposed MRLs is September 16, 2014.

November 14, 2013

On November 14, 2013, Japan's pending tolerances on alachlor, kresoxim-methyl, cyflumetofen, and trifluralin went into effect. A complete listing of Japan's MRLs is located here.

Relevant updates will appear in tomorrow.

August 2, 2013

On July 31, the US EPA published final rules in the US Federal Register amending the MRL regulations for the active ingredients trifluralin, pyroxasulfone, and forchlorfenuron. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before September 30.

Relevant changes have been made to

May 17, 2013

Effective May 15, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) amended Japan's MRL regulation (link in Japanese). This update affects MRLs for the following active ingredients: alachlor, kresoxim-methyl, chromafenozide, saflufenacil, cyflumetofen, spiromesifen, trifluralin, fenbuconazole, flunixin, penthiopyrad, milbemectin, and metaflumizone.

Japan maintains an online MRL database, searchable by active ingredient. MRL updates typically take about a week to show up in the English-translated database; at this time, relevant changes will be made to

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