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China MRLs, proposal summary

Last week we released a year review of Chinese MRLs

Today we are going to focus on the last MRL proposal published on 23 November 2020 on Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs website which initiated a public consultation on standard GB2763 and published a MRL draft that covers over 70 active ingredients.

Here the list of actives included on the proposal: 

1.2-benzisothiazolin-3-one, 2.4-d-dimethylamine-salt, 2.4-d-triethanolamine-salt, abamectin, ametryn, azoxystrobin, bentazone, beta-cyfluthrin, bisultap-nereistoxin, boscalid, butralin, carbendazim, cartap, chlorantraniliprole/rynaxypyr, chlorfenapyr, chlorothalonil, cyazofamid, cyfluthrin, cyhalothrin, cyprodinil, deltamethrin, diafenthiuron, difenoconazole, dimethacarb, dimethomorph, dinotefuran, emamectin-benzoate, etofenprox, etoxazole, fenaminosulf, fenobucarb, fenoxaprop-p-e, fenthion, fenvalerate, flumorph, gamma-cyhalothrin, hexaflumuron, imibenconazole, imidacloprid, indoxacarb, isoproturon, lambda-cyhalothrin, lufenuron, malathion, mancozeb, mcpa-isopropylamine-salt, mepiquat-chloride, mesulfenfos, metaldehyde, methoxyfenozide, metiram, metolachlor, metolcarb, omethoate, oxadiazon, phenmedipham, pirimicarb, prochloraz, profenofos, propamocarb, propamocarb-hcl, propisochlor, pyraclostrobin, pyridaben, quizalofop, quizalofop-p-e, rotenone, s-metolachlor, spirotetramat, sulfoxaflor/isoclast, tebuconazole, thiamethoxam, thiazole-zinc, thiophanate-m, triadimefon, triadimenol and zineb

All the current and proposed China MRLs are up-to-date in Homologa™ database.

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Canada published new Halauxifen-methyl/Oxathiapiprolin MRLs

On December 21, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) published new MRLs for the herbicide Halauxifen-methyl on rapeseeds (canola) and the fungicide Oxathiapiprolin on grapes and citrus fruits among others.

The MRLs were first published as proposed values through PMRL2020-30 and PMRL2020-31 and are now displayed in the official Canadian MRL database.

The current MRLs according to this publication are already available in the Homologa™ database.

China MRL 2020 Year in review

The Chinese standard GB2763-2019 sets the MRLs that currently applies for plant protection products’ residues in China.

This standard was published on 15 August, 2019 and entered into force on 15 February, 2020.

Since then, China has notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO) three drafts about Maximum Residue Limits:

G/SPS/N/CHN/1149 (January, 2020)

G/SPS/N/CHN/1164 (July, 2020)

G/SPS/N/CHN/1172 (September, 2020)

Moreover, on 23 November 2020 the Chinese Ministry of Rural Affairs published a new MRL proposal. For the time being, this proposal has not been sent to WTO yet.

The MRL currently in force are available at Homologa database along with the three drafts sent to the WTO. The last proposal which is under public consultation will be available as soon as the final draft is published.

Dealing with such amount of documents from different sources and not easily accessible, is not straightforward. Homologa uses different strategies.

On the one hand, when analysing and harmonizing the documents, Homologa´s team has found that some proposals overlap. It means that two or more different MRLs values were proposed for the same active-crop combinations. In these cases, Homologa shows the most recent proposal´s value as the “Future MRL”.

On the other hand, as the original documents are in Chinese, Homologa team´s gets help from our collaborator based on Taiwan for helping with tricky cases. Most importantly, the software created by Homologa´s developers carries out checks to avoid doubles and misleading information. By this way, Homologa database offers a reliable and clean version of all current and future Chinese MRLs in a consolidated and harmonized way which allows cross-comparison among countries.

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China MRLs update

The current National Food Safety Standard for Maximum Residue Limits in Foods GB2763-2019 covers the maximum residue limits (MRLs) for pesticides in China.

This standard was published on 15 August, 2019 and entered into force on 15 February, 2020.

Since the publication of the current GB2763-2019 standard, China has notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO) three draft Maximum Residue Limits:

G/SPS/N/CHN/1149G/SPS/N/CHN/1164 and G/SPS/N/CHN/1172

These documents propose some MRLs being reduced. For example, Methyl bromide MRL in grains has been proposed to be modified from 5 ppm (current) to 0.02 ppm (future).

All the current and proposed China MRLs are up-to-date in Homologa™ database.

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EU MRL database site not working for a few days

Since last Friday the EU MRL database server has been down and prompting with a "404 not found" error.

Apparently the release of a new site is behind the instability of the server.

Homologa team has found the path to the brand new sites. Here a summary:

Start page

EU Status of Active ingredients

Crop/commodity list

MRL official EU database

Homologa database has been working as usual and it is providing an stable source of MRL data to its users during this transition.

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26 RASFF alerts in agricultural products coming from Turkey

So far 26 rapid alerts (RASFF) have been published this month reporting exceedances and usage of non-registered substances in agricultural products coming from Turkey into the European Union.

Acetamiprid, chlorpyrifos-methyl, clothianidin, flonicamid, fosthiazanate, omethoate and pyridaben were the actives which residues in peppers do not comply with the European MRLs.

In oranges, the excedances were detected for buprofezin, chlorpyrifos, esfenvaralate and fenvaralate.

In mandarins, deltamethrin and prochloraz residues were detected

Lastly, acetamiprid excess was detected in grapes.

All these RASFF led to border rejections.

Homologa™ database offers up-to-date MRL values that would help the exporter prevent these situations.

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BRAZIL PROPOSES NEW MRLs

On November 11, Brazilian agency ANVISA published Public Consultations (Consultas Públicas)nº 938-960 on the following active ingredients: 2.4-D, acetamiprid, acibenzolar-s-m, alpha-cypermethrin, azoxystrobin, chlorantraniliprole/rynaxypyr, chlorothalonil, chlorpyrifos, cyazofamid, cyprodinil, difenoconazole, dinotefuran, flubendiamide, glyphosate, mandipropamid, melaleuca alternifolia, metalaxyl-m, sulfoxaflor/isoclast and trinexapac-e

These proposed MRLs are already loaded into the Homologa™ database.  

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Canada published new MRLs for Broflanilide / Flupyradifurone

On November 9, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) published new MRLs for the insecticides Broflanilide on cereal grains and Flupyradifurone on rapeseeds, among others.

The MRLs were first published as proposed values through PMRL2020-18 and PMRL2020-20 and are now displayed in the official Canadian MRL database.

The current MRLs according to this publication are already available in the Homologa™ database.

Brazil updates MRL values for 17 active ingredients

Today, November 3, the Brazilian toxicology agency has published resolutions 4437-4453 on Brazilian gazette DOU.

These resolutions change MRL values which entry into force today for the following active ingredients- azoxystrobin, cartap-hcl, clonostachys rosea st321u, cyazofamid, difenoconazole, emamectin-benzoate, ethiprole, flubendiamide, flufenoxuron, g. catenulatum j1446, haloxyfop-p-m, oxymatrine, profenofos, pyriproxyfen and tebuconazole

At the same time, the last public consultations propose future MRLs for actives isofetamid and imidacloprid.

These proposed and current MRLs are already loaded into the Homologa™ database.

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Canada published new MRLs

On November 2, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) published new MRLs for the herbicide Pendimethalin on bulb onions and for the insecticide Cyclaniliprole on oranges and grapefruits, among others.

The MRLs were first published as proposed values through PMRL2020-16 and PMRL2020-17 and are now displayed in the official Canadian MRL database.

The current MRLs according to this publication are already available in the Homologa™ database.

New EU MRLs for Chlorpyrifos and Chlorpyrifos-methyl

The approvals of the active substances Chlorpyrifos and Chlorpyrifos-methyl were not renewed by the European Commission.

All existing authorisations for plant protection products containing Chlorpyrifos and Chlorpyrifos-methyl have been revoked.

Thus the european authorities reduced the MRLs of chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl at the LOD for all food commodities.

The new MRLs will apply from 13 November 2020. The corresponding Regulation and its corrigendum can be found here below:

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1085

Corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1085

The future MRLs according to this publication are already available in the Homologa™ database.

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