Jordan: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   JO2022-0001

While Jordan continues to have no clear agricultural biotechnology framework, 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,” 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 has yet to establish an implementing regulation covering the trade of “living modified organisms” (LMOs) and it lacks a notification mechanism specifically to WTO. A new section on microbial biotechnology has been added to the report.

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