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China: Draft Standard for Infant Formula Manufacturing

On November 17, China notified the National Food Safety Standard: Good Manufacturing Practice for Powdered Infant Formula to the WTO SPS Committee.
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Honduras: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

No changes to the regulatory framework or new crop event approvals were reported for Honduras during 2021, a consequence of the COVID pandemic.
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El Salvador: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

In El Salvador, there is no legal impediment to the use of biotechnology for food, feed, and processing. However, no GE crops are currently cultivated.
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Ghana: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Though momentum towards environmental release of the Bt cowpea seems to have slowed down, approval remains inevitable. Dossier on Nitrogen Use Efficient (NUE) rice is ready for submission.
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Colombia: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Colombia remains open to biotechnology and other innovative technologies. In 2020, Colombia's GE corn acreage grew 23 percent while GE cotton acreage declined 37 percent.
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Spain: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Spain is a powerhouse for agricultural biotechnology in the European Union, as the country remains the largest grower of biotech corn and a major consumer of feed ingredients.
While still in the early stages for adopting genetically engineered products, the Government of Cote d’Ivoire is putting systems in place to eventually allow GE products onto the market.
Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to its Food Labeling Standards, including two related to agricultural biotechnology. CAA proposes the addition of processed food containing genetically engineered...
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.
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Japan: Japan Grants Market Access for US Japanese Plums

From August 19, 2021, Japan has expanded market access for U.S.-grown plums to imports of Japanese plums (Prunus salicina) from the United States, in addition to European plums (Prunus domestica) grown in the United States.
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Philippines: Validity of SPS Import Clearances Extended

The Philippine Department of Agriculture temporarily extended the validity of SPS Import Clearances for meat and poultry from 60 to 90 days.
The U.S-China Economic and Trade Agreement (Phase One) granted market access for new U.S. horticultural products such as avocadoes, blueberries, and nectarines.