Panama: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

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Panama did not make any policy changes on regulating Genetically Engineered (GE) plants, seeds and animals, including for GE microbes, in the past year. Panama has delayed for over ten years the establishment of the implementing regulations of Law 48 of 2002, which created the National Commission of Biosafety for Genetically Modified Organisms. As such, the absence of clear procedures regarding the approval process and coordination among all of the competent government agencies in charge of authorizing the import, research, and commercialization of GE products and animals in Panama causes delays to the official approval of GE events.

Panama: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

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