Date: Feb 25, 2019
Note: Pending the June 2020 effective date for the new PL System, MHLW continues to accept nominations from industry regarding substances that are currently marketed/used in FCM in Japan that are not included in the draft lists published last year. MHLW has requested that feedback from companies located outside Japan be submitted through the relevant embassy or other designated government agency. In the US, this is the Foreign Agricultural Service in the US Department of Agriculture and the EU Mission in Europe. Although such nominations are still being considered by MHLW for inclusion in the final Positive List, it is uncertain how much longer these submissions will be accepted by the Japanese authorities. MHLW intends to notify an updated draft positive list to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in June 2019, though further substance nominations may be accepted afterward.
a. Basic information on the FCS
b. Intended use and conditions of use
c. Draft standard and specifications
d. Status in Japan and overseas