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On August 17, 2021, the European Commission (EC) approved seven genetically engineered (GE) crops (3 corn, 2 soybean, 1 rapeseed, and 1 cotton) and renewed the authorizations for two corn and one rapeseed crop used for food and animal feed.
The Russian Federation recently extended the waiver on a previously established ban of imports of some GE soybeans and soybean meal without state registration to January 1, 2022.
On April 29, 2021, the European Commission published a report titled, “Study on the status of new genomic techniques under Union law and in light of the Court of Justice ruling in Case C-528/16.”
Russia notified the World Trade Organization of draft amendments to the EAEU technical regulation on food products labeling.
Russia announced a draft measure that would harmonize EAEU technical regulations with the requirements of the EU directives ont the use of single-use plastic products.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Turkey: Turkey Removes Anti-dumping Duty on U.S. Cotton

On April 16, 2021, the Government of Turkey (GoT) removed the three percent anti-dumping duty on U.S. cotton.
On April 6, 2021, Russia notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of draft amendments to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) phytosanitary regulations.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

European Union: EU Green Deal - April 2021 Update

This quarterly report covers January through March 2021 and provides details on the status of the EU Green Deal objectives and strategies including the Farm to Fork Strategy (F2F), Biodiversity Strategy, the Climate Target Plan, the EU Methane Strategy, and the Circular Economy Action Plan.
In March 2021, Iceland’s Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture announced his intention to allocate ISK 970 million ($7.5 million) in financial support for Icelandic sheep and cattle farmers.
On April 13, 2021, the German Cabinet agreed on four draft laws to transpose the European Union (EU)’s new common agricultural policy (CAP) into national law.
On March 27, 2021, a new EU regulation went into force to enhance transparency of risk assessment in the food chain by increasing the independence of scientific studies, strengthening the governance of the European Food Safety Authority, and developing comprehensive risk communication.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Netherlands: Dutch Wood Pellet Imports Reach New High

In 2020, Dutch wood pellet imports reached a new high, totaling $511 million. The United States was the leading non-European Union (EU) supplier to the Netherlands.