MRLs Information Availability (map)

Country Last update Current MRLs Future MRLs Residue definitions Pesticide residues standards in animal products LOD indication Links to original source Average updates/year Comment
AFRICA
MOROCCO 2019-10-18 0-1 Source: Ministère de l'agriculture et de la pêche maritime (Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Fisheries) - Ministère de
la santé (Ministry of Health)
SOUTH-AFRICA 2023-07-27 0-1 Source: Department of Health (DOH) Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)
CIS
EURASIAN ECONOMIC UNION 2022-11-21 0-1 The concerned countries (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan) are shaded in phosphorescent green. Russia is also
part of EEU but also have its own national standard.
RUSSIA 2021-03-19 0-1 Source: Ministry of Agriculture
UKRAINE 2023-10-09 1-3 Source: Ministry of Health of Ukraine
EUROPE
CODEX 2022-12-07 1 Source: CODEX Alimentarius (FAO)
EU-MRLS-HARMONIZED 2023-12-11 15-20 Source: European Commission Directorate General for Health and Consumers. EU MRLs are updated on the day of entry into
force of the publications.
EUROPEAN-UNION-CONTAMINANTS 2023-08-10 0-1 Source: Official Journal of the European Union
GREAT BRITAIN (GB) 2023-11-15 6 Brexit has an impact on MRLs rules in the United Kingdom (UK). Since 1st January 2021, Great Britain (GB) has its own
MRL setting process independant from the EU. The GB standard will cover England, Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland
will continue to apply EU MRLs.
NORWAY 2023-10-26 1-3 Source: Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet)
SWITZERLAND 2023-07-10 0-1 Source: Office fédéral de la santé publique (OFSP) Bundesamt für Gesundheit (BAG)
FAR-EAST
ASEAN COUNTRIES 2023-02-23 1 Source: ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF)
CHINA 2022-07-01 0-1 Source: 食品安全国家标准 食品中农药最大残留限量 National food safety standard
HONGKONG 2023-03-13 0-1 Source: Centre for Food Safety Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD)
INDIA 2023-06-01 0-1 Source: Indian Ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW)
INDONESIA 2022-09-14 0-1 Source: Minister of Agriculture
JAPAN 2023-12-07 8-10 Source: Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) for food MRLs. Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
(MAFF) for feed MRLs.
KOREA-SOUTH 2023-01-12 3-6 Source: Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA)
MALAYSIA 2020-09-07 0-1 Source: Food Safety Information System of Malaysia (FoSIM)
PHILIPPINES 2021-01-11 0-1 Source: Department of Agriculture Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS)
SINGAPORE 2018-04-12 0-1 Source: Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA)
TAIWAN 2023-11-14 3-6 Source: Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) Department of Health
THAILAND 2021-06-01 0-1 Source: National Bureau of Agricultural Commodity and Food Standards (ACFS)
VIETNAM 2023-03-03 0-1 Source: Maximum Residue Levels of pesticide in food. Circular No. 50/2016/TT-BYT dated December 30, 2015 by Minister of
Health. Circular takes effect as of July 01, 2017
LATIN-AMERICA
ARGENTINA 2023-11-09 2-3 Source: Servicio Nacional de Sanidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASA) - National Food Safety and Quality Service
BRAZIL 2023-12-04 10-12 Source: ANVISA (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária)
CHILE 2021-05-31 0-1 Source: Subsecretaria de Salud Publica División de Políticas Públicas Saludables y Promoción Departamento de Alimentos y
Nutricion
COLOMBIA 2020-03-06 0-1 Source: Ministerio de la Protección Social, Resolución 2906 del 2007
COSTA-RICA 2023-11-13 5 Source: Servicio Fitosanitario del Estado
MEXICO 2023-09-05 5-8 Source: Ministry of Agriculture (SAGARPA) - National Service of Health, Food Safety and Agri-food Quality (SENASICA)
and Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS)
PERU 2019-10-16 0-1 Source: Dirección General de Salud Ambiental e Inocuidad Alimentaria. If there is not a national MRL defers to Codex, US
and EU
URUGUAY 2023-11-08 1 Source: Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries of Uruguay. Directorate General of Agricultural Services.
MIDDLE-EAST
GULF-COOPERATION-COUNCIL 2022-09-15 0-1 Source: Standardization Organization for GCC (GSO)
IRAN 2021-05-12 0-1 Source: Standard Research Institute (SRI) of Iran
ISRAEL 2023-10-26 4 Source: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MOARD) Plant Protection and Inspection Services (PPIS) Pesticides
Data Bank
SAUDI-ARABIA 2022-02-01 0-1 Source: Saudi Food & Drug Authority الهيئة العامة للغذاء والدواء المبنى الرئيسي
TURKEY 2021-10-12 0-1 Source: Türk Gıda Kodeksi Pestisitlerin
NORTH-AMERICA
CANADA 2023-11-21 10-12 Source: Pesticides and Pest Management - Health Canada (PMRA)
USA 2023-11-28 12-14 Source: Code of Federal Regulations. US government
OCEANIA
AUSTRALIA 2023-07-18 8-10 Source: Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Med. Authority (APVMA)
NEW ZEALAND 2023-12-05 2 Source: New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA)