In Nicaragua, imports of genetically engineered crops (GE) are limited to use as animal feed. The Nicaraguan Commission of Risk Analysis of Living Modified Crops (CONARGEM) has not approved the use of GE crops for human consumption and/or cultivation. GE corn and processed grains, such as soybean meal, are the top U.S. imported products. The lack of implementing regulations to the biotechnology law continues to be a major limitation to the adoption of new biotechnologies. Discussions between the private sector and the Government of Nicaragua to complete the legal framework continue to be on hold due to the ongoing political crisis.