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On November 21, 2022, the Government of India’s Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified its draft notification F.No. 1/Standards/GMO&F/Misc/FSSAI/2018 (November 18, 2022).
On May 2, 2022, the Ministry of Consumer, Food and Public Distribution, through the Directorate General of Foreign Trade announced approval for the importation of an additional 550,000 metric tons (MT) of soybean meal (including GE derived).
On November 15, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued draft regulations for Genetically Modified Organisms or Genetically Engineered Organisms, or Living Modified Organisms intended for direct use as food or for processing.
On September 13, 2021, India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry/Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), published Notification No. 25/2015-2020, clarifying that it is authorizing the import of consignments of soybean meal and soy cake derived from genetically engineered (GE) soybeans with a bill of lading or lorry (truck) receipt date issued on or before October 31, 2021.
Effective March 1, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) requires a certificate for Non-Genetically Modified (GM) and GM-Free status for all apples, all origins being imported into the country.
On February 24, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a clarification of acceptable certifying authority options for compliance with its Genetically Modified...
On February 8, 2021, the Government of India’s Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI) clarified that the implementation of the requirement for a Genetically Modified-Free Certificate...
On December 3, 2020, the Government of India’s Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) extended the compliance date on the requirement of a genetically-modified (GM)-free certificate...
India notified its 2018 draft labeling and display regulations and invited comments from the World Trade Organization (WTO) members.
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Pakistan: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Pakistan continues to make significant progress towards implementing a full-fledged biotechnology and seed regulatory structure that is expected to facilitate the introduction of new seed....
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Kazakhstan: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

There was one notable change in Kazakhstan over the last year with regard to genetically engineered (GE) products.
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Kazakhstan: Grain and Feed Update

FAS/Astana forecasts Kazakhstan’s wheat production in MY 2016/17 at 13.0 MMT, at the same level as in the previous estimate and significantly down from the record 22.7 MMT in 2011.