Bolivia: Soybeans Bolivia Adopts Biotechnology

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)

The Government of Bolivia approved two new genetically engineered events for soybeans in April 2019. Previously, the only approved GE event in Bolivia was glyphosate-resistant soybean. The Government of Bolivia is also considering approving the use of biotechnology for corn and cotton. Bolivian soybean production in calendar year (CY) 2019 is estimated at 2.4 million tons (MMT).

Bolivia: Soybeans Bolivia Adopts Biotechnology

Related Reports

On January 4, 2023, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) National Health Commission (NHC), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), and State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR) jointly announced the publication of a new National Food Safety Standard for 112 Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) in Foods.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Philippines: Corn TRQ Administration

The Philippines maintains a Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) for corn (H.S. 1005). Following the reduction of tariffs in 2022 and their extension in 2023, significant interest in how to access the in-quota tariff ensued, and in turn, so followed widespread concern among local stakeholders for the process being anti-competitive, outdated, and potentially inconsistent with the Philippines' commitments with trading partners.
On February 15, 2023, Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/334 amending Annexes II and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 lowering the maximum residue levels (MRLs) for clothianidin and thiamethoxam in or on certain products was published in the Official Journal (OJ).