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March 31, 2017
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At the beginning of this year, Turkey's Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock adopted an updated Regulation on Maximum Residue Limits of Food Codex Pesticides establishing and updating MRLs on various food and animal commodities (link in Turkish). These MRLs are currently in effect.

This updated regulation is part of Turkey's effort to harmonize with MRL values and standards maintained by the European Union. It should be noted that MRLs established in this regulation are not always aligned with MRLs currently enforced by the EU, as the EU frequently updates its MRLs.

Adopted and updated MRLs from this regulation will display in the Global MRL Database by April 1, 2017.

March 28, 2017
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On March 27, Costa Rica's State Phytosanitary Service (SFE) published an updated list of MRLs adopted by Costa Rica. The MRLs in the list are applicable to domestic and imported products and are updated periodically throughout the year.

Adopted MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database by March 29, 2017.

March 22, 2017
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On March 22, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of cloquintocet-mexyl and cyantraniliprole in or on several commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by May 22, 2017. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on March 23, 2017.

March 21, 2017
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On March 21, the Australia Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 6 – 21 March 2017. Pages 24-25 of the gazette list draft MRLs and pages 30-33 list amendments to MRLs for pesticides on various commodities.

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to APVMA by April 18, 2017. Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will appear in the Global MRL Database on March 22, 2017.

March 21, 2017
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On March 20, Costa Rica's State Phytosanitary Service (SFE) published an updated list of MRLs adopted by Costa Rica. The MRLs in the list are applicable to domestic and imported products and are updated periodically throughout the year.

Adopted MRLs currently display in the Global MRL Database.

March 20, 2017
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On March 20, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for chlorfluazuron, spinetoram, cyproconazole, clethodim, azadirachtin, amicarbazone, azoxystrobin (proposed via Consulta Pública n° 296 and n° 306), halosulfuron-methyl, indaziflam, linuron, mepiquat chloride, propaquizafop, triclopyr, thiodicarb, tebuconazole (proposed via Consulta Pública n° 304 and n° 308), and iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium.

MRL changes from these amendments will be displayed in the Global MRL Database on March 21.

March 15, 2017
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On March 15, Taiwan's Ministry of Health notified the WTO of an amendment to its Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods, establishing new and amended MRLs for multiple active ingredients on various commodities.

The amended MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on March 16, 2017.

March 15, 2017
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On March 15, the U.S. EPA established time-limited tolerances for residues of streptomycin in or on citrus, group 10-10, for both fresh fruit and dried pulp. The tolerances will expire on December 31, 2019.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by May 15, 2017. The Section 18 tolerances will display in the Global MRL Database on March 16, 2017.

March 15, 2017
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On March 15, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for myclobutanil in or on various products.

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notice. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on March 16, 2017.

February 27, 2017
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On February 23, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a new MRL amendment affecting altrenogest, isopyrazam, imicyafos, etofenprox, ethofumesate, erythromycin, chinomethionat, closantel, saflufenacil, 1,3-dichloropropene, cyflumetofen, thiometon, bicyclopyrone, piperazine, fluazifop, flumethrin, vedaprofen, metoclopramide, mepanipyrim, and lomefloxacin.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database by March 2, 2017.

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