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On June 29, 2022, the European Commission (EC) approved one genetically engineered (GE) crop (maize) for food and animal feed. The authorization was published in the European Union’s Official Journal on July 1, 2022 and remains valid for 10 years.
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.
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.
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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...
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Turkey: Turkey Approves Three More Biotech Traits

On January 23, 2021, the Turkish Government published the Biosafety Decisions on import of genetically engineered (GE) soybean and corn events in the Official Gazette.
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European Union: The EU Infringement Procedure

In EU law, the European Commission is responsible for monitoring whether EU regulations are applied correctly and on time.
On November 9, 2020, the European Commission imposed additional tariffs to a list of U.S. products following the WTO ruling against U.S. subsidies to aircraft maker Boeing.
On July 23, 2020, Armenia notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of draft amendments to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Regionalization Procedure via G/SPS/N/ARM/29.
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Russia: Russian Genetic Technologies Accelerate

On March 2, 2020, Mikhail Mishustin, Chairman of the Russian Government, signed Decree # 481 which stipulates conclusion of an Agreement between the Russian Government and the “Rosneft” Oil Company...
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Russia: Draft SPS Measure on Insects Notified to WTO

On February 3, 2020, Russia notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of draft amendments to the EAEU requirements for imported honeybees and the corresponding form of a unified EAEU....