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On December 6, 2021, China’s National Crop Variety Registration Committee (NCVRC) published its National Registration Standards for Genetically Engineered Soybean Varieties and National Registration Standards for Genetically Engineered Corn Varieties...
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.
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Turkey: Turkey Approves Five More Biotech Traits

On February 27, 2021, the Turkish Government published the Biosafety Decisions on import of genetically engineered (GE) soybean and corn events in the Official Gazette.
On January 22, 2021, the European Commission (EC) approved five genetically engineered (GE) crops (three corn and two soybeans) and renewed the authorization for three corn crops used for food...
On September 28, the European Commission (EC) approved Bayer’s herbicide tolerant soybean MON 87708 x MON 89788 x A5547-127, also known as XtendFlex.®
On June 2, 2020, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) issued EEC Collegium Decision No. 71, amending its temporary ban on exports of some food products from the EAEU to exclude soybeans...
On April 16, 2020, the government of the Russian Federation signed Decree # 520, which says that for the period April 20, 2020 through January 1, 2021, imports of genetically engineered soybeans...
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El Salvador: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

There is no legal impediment to the use of biotechnology in El Salvador. Genetically engineered (GE) corn field trials were successfully completed.
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Dominican Republic: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Dominican Republic continues to be a strong market for U.S. bulk agricultural products (corn), intermediate goods (soybean meal) and high value consumer-oriented products....
Ecuador extended its tariff exemption for soybean meal and wheat imports from all origins for five years, effective January 1, 2020.
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Nicaragua: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

In Nicaragua, imports of genetically engineered crops (GE) are limited to use as animal feed.