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Attaché Report (GAIN)

Hong Kong: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

In September 2021, the Hong Kong government decided not to launch a scheme requiring pre-market safety assessments for biotech events initially proposed in 2013. Hong Kong did not have any policy changes on regulating genetically engineered (GE)...
The Hong Kong government filed its first written submission to the WTO May 28 regarding the United States' new requirement to mark Hong Kong-originated products as "made in China."
Taiwan reported cases of Lumpy Skin Disease in cattle on the main island of Taiwan in April 2021 and Taiwan's Council of Agriculture began a vaccination program in response.
On February 22, 2021, the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed to establish a dispute resolution panel on the United States’ new requirement to mark Hong Kong-originated products as “Made in China”.
On January 14, 2021, Hong Kong requested the World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Mechanism (DBS) to set up a panel to consider its dispute with the United States on the United States’...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

South Korea: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Korea is in the process of drafting a proposal to revise its existing Living Modified Organism (LMO) Act to cover products of innovative biotechnologies, including genome edited products.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Taiwan: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Since the previous report, Taiwan has granted approval for imports of genetically engineered (GE) products for processing, food, and feed use.
On October 30, 2020, Hong Kong officially filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization’s dispute unit against the United States on the subject of the United States’ new labelling arrangement...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Hong Kong: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Hong Kong did not have any policy changes on regulating genetically engineered (GE) products in the past year.
The significant rise of dog- and cat-owning households in East Asia presents an opportunity to increase the U.S. exports of pet food.
Taiwan is the fifth largest export market for U.S. organic products, reaching over $90 million in sales in 2019.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

South Korea: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

In April 2019, the Rural Development Administration (RDA) announced the creation of its Center to Commercialize New Breeding Technologies.