On January 10, 2018, the Honduras National Service of Food Safety, Animal and Plant Health (SENASA) published a Guide of Processes and Procedures of the Regulatory System for Genetically Engineered (GE) seed products in the official Gazette. This strengthened the regulatory system by publishing the process as an official regulation. The guide provides users with the general outline to follow in the requests and approval of field test, pre-commercial and commercialization stages of new events. Honduras allows commercial production of GE crops. As of August 2018, planted GE corn areas were 33,727 hectares, virtually unchanged from 2017. Honduras has had biotechnology regulation and a National Committee of Biotechnology and Biosecurity (NCBB) since 1998. The regulation only covers plants.