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The MRL values listed below apply to grapes, unless otherwise stated.

Switzerland

Active Constituent MRL (mg/kg) Comments Updated Reviewed
2,2-DPA (dalapon-sodium)

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted in wine.
29/10/2009 14/03/2018
2,4-D 0.1

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this pesticide.
02/02/2016 14/03/2018
abamectin + chlorantraniliprole 0.01 + 1   31/07/2018 31/07/2018
alpha-cypermethrin

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted in wine.
29/10/2009 14/03/2018
ametoctradin + dimethomorph 6 + 3

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this pesticide.
02/02/2016 14/03/2018
amisulbrom + tribasic copper sulphate 0.5   15/03/2018 15/03/2018
amitrole + ammonium thiocyanate 0.05 + -

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for amitrol. No detectable residue of ammonium thiocyanide is permitted.
02/02/2016 14/03/2018
amitrole + paraquat 0.05 + 0.02

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for amitrol and paraquat.
02/02/2016 14/03/2018
azinphos-methyl 0.05

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for azinphos-methyl.
18/06/2012 14/03/2018
azoxystrobin 3

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for azoxystrobin.
18/06/2012 14/03/2018
Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies aizawai

Comments:

Strains of B. thuringiensis Berliner typically do not require an MRL.
29/10/2009 14/03/2018
Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies kurstaki

Comments:

Strains of B. thuringiensis Berliner typically do not require an MRL.
29/10/2009 14/03/2018
benalaxyl + mancozeb 0.3 + 5

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for benalaxyl. The MRL for mancozeb is for wine grapes.
18/06/2012 14/03/2018
bifenthrin 0.2

Comments:

The MRL is for wine grapes.
02/02/2016 14/03/2018
boscalid 5

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for boscalid.
18/06/2012 14/03/2018
bromoxynil + diflufenican 0.01 + 0.01

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for bromoxynil and diflufenican.
02/02/2016 14/03/2018
buprofezin 0.05

Comments:

The MRL is for wine.
29/10/2009 14/03/2018
captan 0.03

Comments:

The MRL is for wine grapes.
07/03/2018 14/03/2018
carbaryl 0.01

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for carbaryl.
02/02/2016 14/03/2018
carbendazim 0.5

Comments:

The MRL is for wine grapes.
18/06/2012 14/03/2018
carfentrazone-ethyl 0.01

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for carfentrazone-ethyl.
18/06/2012 14/03/2018
chlorantraniliprole 1

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for chlorantraniliprole.
18/06/2012 14/03/2018
chlormequat 0.05

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for chlormequat.
29/10/2009 14/03/2018
chlorothalonil 3

Comments:

The MRL is for wine grapes.
18/06/2012 14/03/2018
chlorpyrifos 0.5

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for chlorpyrifos.
18/06/2012 14/03/2018
clothianidin 0.7

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for clothianidin.
19/06/2012 14/03/2018
copper ammonium acetate 1

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for wine and the residue is calculated as copper.
29/10/2009 14/03/2018
copper ammonium complex 1

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for wine and the residue is calculated as copper.
29/10/2009 14/03/2018
copper cuprous oxide 1

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for wine and the residue is calculated as copper.
29/10/2009 14/03/2018
copper hydroxide 1

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for wine and the residue is calculated as copper.
29/10/2009 14/03/2018
copper hydroxide + mancozeb 1 + 5

Comments:

The MRL for mancozeb is for wine grapes.

MRL Notes:

The MRL for copper is for wine and the residue is calculated as copper.
29/10/2009 14/03/2018
copper octanoate 1

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for wine and the residue is calculated as copper.
29/10/2009 14/03/2018
copper oxychloride 1

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for wine and the residue is calculated as copper.
29/10/2009 14/03/2018
copper silicate 1

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for wine and the residue is calculated as copper.
29/10/2009 14/03/2018
copper sulphate tribasic 1

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for wine and the residue is calculated as copper.
29/10/2009 14/03/2018
copper sulphate tribasic + mancozeb 1 + 5

Comments:

No MRL is listed for mancozeb, therefore no detectable residue is permitted in wine.

MRL Notes:

The MRL for copper is for wine and the residue is calculated as copper.
29/10/2009 14/03/2018
cyanamide 0.01

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for cyanimide.
02/02/2016 14/03/2018
cyflufenamid 0.15

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this pesticide.
02/02/2016 14/03/2018
cyproconazole + iodocarb 0.2 + -

Comments:

No MRL is listed for iodocarb so no residues are permitted.
02/12/2016 14/03/2018
cyprodinil + fludioxonil 3 + 4

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for cyprodinil and fludioxonil.
23/04/2015 14/03/2018
diazinon 0.01

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this pesticide.
19/06/2012 14/03/2018
dichlobenil 1.5

Comments:

The MRL is for wine grapes.
19/06/2012 14/03/2018
difenoconazole 3   14/03/2018 14/03/2018
dimethoate 0.02

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this pesticide.
02/02/2016 14/03/2018
dimethomorph 3

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this pesticide.
02/02/2016 14/03/2018
dimethomorph + mancozeb 3 + 5

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for dimethomorph. The MRL for mancozeb is for wine grapes.
02/02/2016 14/03/2018
diquat 0.01

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for diquat.
07/03/2018 14/03/2018
diquat + paraquat 0.05 + 0.02

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for diquat.
29/10/2009 14/03/2018
dithianon 3

Comments:

The MRL is for wine grapes.
02/02/2016 14/03/2018
diuron 0.01

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this pesticide.
02/02/2016 14/03/2018
emamectin 0.05

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for emamectin.
29/10/2009 14/03/2018
esfenvalerate 0.3

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for esfenvalerate.
02/02/2016 09/03/2018
ethephon 1

Comments:

The MRL is for wine grapes.
02/02/2016 09/03/2018
etoxazole 0.5

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for etoxazole.
02/02/2016 09/03/2018
fenamiphos

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted in wine.
29/10/2009 09/03/2018
fenarimol 0.3

Comments:

The MRL is for wine grapes.
02/02/2016 09/03/2018
fenhexamid 5

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for fenhexamid.
19/06/2012 09/03/2018
fenitrothion 0.01

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this pesticide.
02/02/2016 09/03/2018
fenpyrazamine 3   07/07/2016 09/03/2018
fipronil 0.005

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for fipronil.
19/06/2012 09/03/2018
fluazifop-P 0.01

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for fluazifop-P.
09/03/2018 09/03/2018
fluazinam 0.5

Comments:

The MRL is for wine grapes.
19/06/2012 09/03/2018
flumioxazin 0.05   07/07/2016 09/03/2018
gibberellic acid

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this pesticide.
02/02/2016 09/03/2018
glufosinate-ammonium 0.15

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for glufosinate-ammonium.
12/05/2016 09/03/2018
glyphosate-ipa 0.5

Comments:

The MRL is for wine grapes.
19/06/2012 14/03/2018
glyphosate-ipa + mas 0.5

Comments:

The MRL is for wine grapes.
19/06/2012 14/03/2018
glyphosate-mea 0.5

Comments:

The MRL is for wine grapes.
19/06/2012 14/03/2018
glyphosate-potassium (mas) 0.5

Comments:

The MRL is for wine grapes.
19/06/2012 14/03/2018
glyphosate-potassium salt 0.5

Comments:

The MRL is for wine grapes.
19/06/2012 14/03/2018
glyphosate-potassium salt + mas 0.5

Comments:

The MRL is for wine grapes.
19/06/2012 14/03/2018
haloxyfop-R methyl ester 0.01

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for haloxyfop-R methyl ester.
09/03/2018 09/03/2018
hexaconazole 0.01

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this pesticide.
02/02/2016 09/03/2018
hydrogen peroxide + peroxyacetic acid - + -

Comments:

No MRL is listed for either active constituent, therefore no detectable residue is permitted. However, hydrogen peroxide and peroxyacetic acid are typically exempt from the requirement of an MRL because they are naturally occurring compounds likely to be found in grapes and wine.
24/11/2011 09/03/2018
indoxacarb 2

Comments:

The MRL is for wine grapes.
19/06/2012 09/03/2018
iprodione 20

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for iprodione.
02/02/2016 09/03/2018
isoxaben 0.05

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for isoxaben.
19/06/2012 09/03/2018
maldison (malathion) 0.02

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for maldison.
19/06/2012 09/03/2018
mancozeb 5

Comments:

The MRL for mancozeb is for wine grapes.
19/06/2012 02/02/2016
mandipropamid 2

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for mandipropamid.
19/06/2012 02/02/2016
metalaxyl + copper oxychloride 1 + 1

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this Metalaxyl. The MRL for copper is for wine and the residue is calculated as copper.
02/02/2016 14/03/2018
metalaxyl + mancozeb 1 + 5

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this Metalaxyl. The MRL for mancozeb is for wine grapes.

MRL Notes:

The MRL for metalaxyl is for wine and is for the sum of isomers of metalaxyl.
29/10/2009 14/03/2018
metalaxyl - M + copper hydroxide 1 + 1

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this Metalaxyl - M.
02/02/2016 14/03/2018
metalaxyl - M + mancozeb 1 + 5

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this Metalaxyl - M. The MRL for mancozeb is for wine grapes.
02/02/2016 09/03/2018
metaldehyde 0.05

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for metaldehyde.
19/06/2012 09/03/2018
Metarhizium anisopliae var. acridum

Comments:

Biological preparations typically do not require MRLs.
29/10/2009 14/03/2018
methidathion 0.02

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this pesticide.
02/02/2016 09/03/2018
methiocarb 0.3   09/03/2018 09/03/2018
methomyl 0.5

Comments:

The MRL is for wine grapes.
19/06/2012 09/03/2018
methoxyfenozide 1

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this pesticide.
02/02/2016 09/03/2018
metiram 5

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted in wine.
29/10/2009 09/03/2018
metrafenone 7

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this pesticide.
09/03/2018 09/03/2018
myclobutanil 1

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for myclobutanil.
19/06/2012 09/03/2018
napropamide 0.1

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this pesticide.
02/02/2016 09/03/2018
norflurazon

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted in wine.
29/10/2009 09/03/2018
oryzalin 0.01

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for oryzalin.
19/06/2012 09/03/2018
oryzalin + simazine 0.01 + 0.01

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for oryzalin. The MRL for simazine is for wine grapes.
19/06/2012 14/03/2018
oxadixyl + propineb 0.01 + 1

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for oxadixyl. The MRL for propineb is for wine grapes.

MRL Notes:

The MRL for propineb is for the total residue arising from the use of dithiocarbamates.
09/03/2018 09/03/2018
oxyfluorfen 0.1

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for oxyflorfen.
19/06/2012 09/03/2018
paraffinic oil   29/10/2009 09/03/2018
paraquat 0.02

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for paraquat.
19/06/2012 02/02/2016
penconazole 0.2

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for penconazol.
19/06/2012 09/03/2018
pendimethalin 0.05

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for pendimethalin.
12/05/2016 09/03/2018
petroleum oil

Comments:

Agrochemicals that may be applied during dormancy, for example, winter (petroleum) oil, are not considered to be a source of possible residues when used according to the directions on the label.
29/10/2009 09/03/2018
phosphorous acid 100

Comments:

The MRL is for wine.
29/10/2010 02/02/2016
pine oil

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted in wine.
29/10/2009 09/03/2018
potassium bicarbonate

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted. However, potassium bicarbonate is typically exempt from the requirement of an MRL because potassium and bicarbonate are naturally occurring compounds likely to be found in grapes and wine.
24/11/2011 09/03/2018
procymidone 0.01

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for procymidone.
02/02/2016 09/03/2018
propiconazole 0.3

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for propiconazole.
12/05/2016 09/03/2018
proquinazid 0.5

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this pesticide.
02/02/2016 09/03/2018
prothiofos

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted in wine.
29/10/2009 09/03/2018
pyraclostrobin 2

Comments:

The MRL is for wine grapes.
02/02/2016 09/03/2018
pyrethrins + piperonyl butoxide 1 + 0.5

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for pyrethrins.
12/05/2016 09/03/2018
pyrimethanil 5

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for pyrimethanil.
12/05/2016 09/03/2018
pyriofenone 0.2   02/12/2016 09/03/2018
quinoxyfen 1

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this pesticide.
02/02/2016 09/03/2018
quizalofop-P-ethyl 0.05

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this pesticide.
02/02/2016 09/03/2018
quizalofop-P-tefuryl 0.05

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this pesticide.
02/02/2016 09/03/2018
simazine 0.01

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this pesticide.
02/02/2016 09/03/2018
spinetoram 0.5

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this pesticide.
02/02/2016 09/03/2018
spinosad 0.5

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this pesticide.
02/02/2016 09/03/2018
spirotetramat 2

Comments:

The MRL is for wine grapes.
02/02/2016 09/03/2018
spiroxamine 1

Comments:

The MRL is for wine grapes.
19/06/2012 09/03/2018
sulfoxaflor

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residue is permitted in wine.
02/02/2016 09/03/2018
sulfur, present as elemental or crystalline sulfur

Comments:

Residues in wine arising from the use of products containing sulfur are governed by other food standards. The limits are listed in Analytical specifications for the export of Australian wine, which is published by The Australian Wine Research Institute.
29/10/2009 09/03/2018
sulfur, present as polysulfide

Comments:

Residues in wine arising from the use of products containing sulfur are governed by other food standards. The limits are listed in Analytical specifications for the export of Australian wine, which is published by The Australian Wine Research Institute.
29/10/2009 09/03/2018
tebuconazole 0.3

Comments:

The MRL is for wine.
29/10/2009 09/03/2018
tebuconazole + azoxystrobin 0.3 + 3   14/03/2018 14/03/2018
tebufenozide 3

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for tebufenozide.
19/06/2012 09/03/2018
tetraconazole 0.5

Comments:

The MRL is for wine grapes.
02/02/2016 09/03/2018
tetradecenyl acetate + tetradecadienyl acetate

Comments:

Lepidopteran pheremones are generally exempt from the requirement of an MRL.
29/10/2009 09/03/2018
thiram 3

MRL Notes:

The MRL for thiram is for the total residue arising from the use of dithiocarbamates.
09/03/2018 09/03/2018
triadimefon 2

Comments:

The MRL is for wine.

MRL Notes:

The residue is the sum of triadimefon and triadimenol.
09/03/2018 09/03/2018
triadimenol 0.5

Comments:

The MRL is for wine.

MRL Notes:

The residue is the sum of triadimefon and triadimenol.
29/10/2009 09/03/2018
trichlorfon 0.01

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this pesticide.
02/02/2016 09/03/2018
Trichoderma harzianum

Comments:

Biological preparations typically do not require MRLs.
29/10/2009 09/03/2018
trifloxystrobin 3

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this pesticide.
09/03/2018 09/03/2018
trifluralin 0.01

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for this pesticide.
02/02/2016 09/03/2018
zineb 5

Comments:

The MRL is for wine grapes.
12/05/2016 09/03/2018
ziram 0.1

Comments:

The MRL is for fruit.
12/05/2016 09/03/2018

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