Jordan: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual
On March 8, 2020, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan’s cabinet of ministers approved the regulation, “Instructions for Handling Food and Food Products Originating from Genetically Modified Substances Produced by Modern Biotechnology for 2018, based on Article 8.B of Food Law No. 30/2015 and Article 7.K of Law of Food and Drug General Administration No. 41/2008,” and subsequently published in Jordan’s official gazette on April 3, 2020. The new regulation supports the free movement and import clearance of food and agricultural products, while protecting consumer choice. The country continues to have no clear agricultural biotechnology framework. It has yet to establish an implementing regulation covering the trade in living modified organisms (LMOs); it lacks a notification mechanism. A new section on microbial biotechnology has been added to the report.