The Republic of Korea (ROK) has joined international commitments to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 and passed a Carbon Neutrality Act in 2021 to promote green growth. Although the agricultural industry will be relatively less impacted than some other sectors (including energy), agricultural producers will need to make some adjustments.
On May 19, 2022, the Philippine Department of Agriculture issued Memorandum Circular No. 8, governing the rules and procedures for evaluating new plant breeding techniques.
On April 29, 2022, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) announced the issuance of new and renewed biosafety certificates for genetically engineered (GE) events.
The Japanese Diet is poised to allocate a combined total of 3.2 trillion yen ($27.7 billion) to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) from the Government of Japan's 2021 supplementary budget and 2022 annual budget. MAFF's budget will see increased funding for export facilitation, smart agriculture development, and implementation of MAFF's Green Food System Strategy.
On February 15, 2022, the Philippines approved the revised Joint Department Circular No. 1 (JDC), streamlining the regulatory policy governing plant biotechnology. Signed by five Department Secretaries, the document was published in two newspapers on March 8, 2022, and will go into effect 15 days later.
The Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) will soon execute a $10 Million fuel subsidy program for farmers and fishers to reduce production costs (PhP500 Million).
This report provides an unofficial translation of Vietnam’s Prime Minister Decision 150/QD-TTg dated January 28, 2022, to approve the National Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development Strategy 2021-2030, vision to 2050.
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China: MARA Issues First Ever Gene-Editing Guidelines

On January 24, 2022, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) issued Guidelines for Safety Evaluation of Gene-Edited Plants for Agricultural Use (Trial), which for the first time establish application procedures and requirements for gene-edited plants.
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China: New and Renewed Biosafety Certificates Issued

On December 27, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) announced the issuance of new and renewed biosafety certificates for genetically engineered (GE) events.
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Taiwan: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Since the previous report, Taiwan has granted new approvals for imports of genetically engineered (GE) products for processing, food, and feed use.
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Taiwan: Taiwan Climate Change Overview

This report contains an overview and summary, with links to relevant resources, of Taiwan’s climate change legislation, action plans, guidelines, renewable energy goals, biofuels policy, and adaptation strategy. Taiwan enacted the Greenhouse Gas...
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Singapore: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Singapore does not have any domestic commercial production of plant biotechnology. The Singapore Food Agency provides a link in its website that lists a total of 57 genetically engineered (GE) crops that have been approved for use as food for direct consumption, ingredients, and further processing into ingredients for other food in the country.