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

glufosinate-ammonium

Product group: Herbicide
Registered products: Basta, Biffo, Cease, Exile

Country MRL (mg/kg) Comments Updated Reviewed
Argentina 0.15   09/03/2018 09/03/2018
Australia 0.1

Comments:

The MRL is for berries and applies to grapes.

MRL Notes:

The residue is for the combined residue of glufosinate ammonium, N-acetyl glufosinate and 3-[hydroxy(methyl)phosphinoyl] propionic acid, expressed as glufosinate (free acid).
18/09/2009 11/07/2018
Brazil 0.05   19/07/2011 09/03/2018
Canada 0.05

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of gluosinate ammonium and its metabolite 3-methylphosphinecopropionic acid.
17/06/2011 09/03/2018
Chile 0.1   09/03/2018 09/03/2018
China

Comments:

No MRL is listed, therefore no detectable residues are permitted.
27/10/2009 11/07/2018
Codex 0.15

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of glufosinate-ammonium, 3-[hydroxy(methyl)phosphinoyl]propionic acid and N-acetyl-glufosinate, calculated as glufosinate (free acid).
07/10/2009 11/07/2018
European Union Member Countries 0.15

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the sum of glufosinate isomers, its salts and its metabolites 3-½hydroxy(methyl)phosphinoyl propionic acid (MPP) and N-acetyl-glufosinate (NAG), expressed as glufosinate.
21/07/2016 11/07/2018
Fiji 0.15

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of glufosinate-ammonium, 3-[hydroxy(methyl)phosphinoyl]propionic acid and N-acetyl-glufosinate, calculated as glufosinate (free acid).
16/02/2016 09/03/2018
Hong Kong 0.1

Comments:

The MRL is for berries and applies to grapes.

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of glufosinate-ammonium, 3-[hydroxy(methyl)phosphinoyl]propionic acid and N-acetyl-glufosinate, calculated as glufosinate (free acid).
27/10/2009 11/07/2018
India

MRL Notes:

No MRL is established, but the Codex MRL (0.15 mg/kg) may be recognised. The MRL is for the combined residue of glufosinate-ammonium, 3-[hydroxy(methyl)phosphinoyl]propionic acid and N-acetyl-glufosinate, calculated as glufosinate (free acid).
05/11/2014 11/07/2018
Indonesia 0.15   31/08/2015 11/07/2018
Israel 0.01   29/06/2016 09/03/2018
Japan 0.2

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residues of glufosinate and 3-methylphosphinico-propionic acid, calculated as glufosinate
20/06/2011 11/07/2018
Korea (Republic of) 0.05   15/06/2012 11/07/2018
LCBO 0.1

Comments:

The MRL applies to wine.
27/10/2009 09/03/2018
Malaysia 0.15

Comments:

This is the Codex MRL as no Malaysian MRL has been established.
11/07/2018 11/07/2018
New Zealand 0.05

Comments:

The MRL is at the limit of detection. For imported products the Codex and Australian MRL of 0.1 mg/kg will be recognised in New Zealand.

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of glufosinate-ammonium and 3-[hydroxy(methyl)phosphinoyl]propionic acid, expressed as glufosinate.
09/04/2010 09/03/2018
Norway 0.15

Comments:

An MRL of 0.1 mg/kg applies specifically to table grapes. This MRL is at or near the limit of analytical determination.
01/11/2009 09/03/2018
Philippines 0.15

Comments:

This is the Codex MRL, applicable when no MRL has been established.

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of glufosinate-ammonium, 3-[hydroxy(methyl)phosphinoyl]propionic acid and N-acetyl-glufosinate, calculated as glufosinate (free acid).
18/06/2015 11/07/2018
Russia 0.2   14/10/2009 09/03/2018
Singapore 0.15

Comments:

The MRL is the Codex MRL as no Singaporean MRL has been established.

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of glufosinate-ammonium, 3-[hydroxy(methyl)phosphinoyl]propionic acid and N-acetyl-glufosinate, calculated as glufosinate (free acid).
05/11/2014 11/07/2018
South Africa 0.15

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of glyphosate and glyphosate trimesium. Trimethyl-sulfonium cation, resulting from the use of glyphosate, has an MRL of 0.05 mg/kg, which is at the lower limit of analytical determination.
29/06/2016 09/03/2018
Switzerland 0.15

Comments:

Switzerland defers to the European Union MRL for glufosinate-ammonium.
12/05/2016 09/03/2018
Taiwan 0.1

Comments:

The MRL is for berries and applies to grapes.
02/11/2009 11/07/2018
Thailand 0.15

Comments:

This is the Codex MRL, applicable when no MRL has been established.

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of glufosinate-ammonium, 3-[hydroxy(methyl)phosphinoyl]propionic acid and N-acetyl-glufosinate, calculated as glufosinate (free acid).
04/11/2014 11/07/2018
Turkey 0.15   20/07/2012 09/03/2018
United States of America 0.05

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of glufosinate-ammonium and its metabolites, 2-acetamido-4-methylphosphinicobutanoic acid and 3-methylphosphinicopropionic acid, expressed as glufosinate-ammonium equivalents.
09/12/2009 11/07/2018
Vietnam 0.15

MRL Notes:

The MRL is for the combined residue of glufosinate-ammonium, 3-[hydroxy(methyl)phosphinoyl]propionic acid and N-acetyl-glufosinate, calculated as glufosinate (free acid).
09/03/2018 11/07/2018

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