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Maximum residue limits – variations

Australia only

Page last updated May 2022. 

Countries around the world use different agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemicals because they deal with different pests, diseases, climate and other environmental factors.

Maximum residue limits for agvet chemicals can be varied to align with international
trading partners if there is no public health and safety risk.

The call for requests for the 2022 MRL harmonisation proposal is now open.

A Guide for submitting MRL harmonisation​ requ​ests​​ and harmonisation requ​est template​​ are available to help you prepare your request.

Requests must be sent to MRL.Contact@foodstandards.gov.au by 6pm (Canberra time) Friday 29 July 2022.​

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