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February 9, 2021
Monthly report on crop acreage, yield and production in major countries worldwide. Sources include reporting from FAS’s worldwide offices, official statistics of foreign governments....
February 17, 2020
On February 6, 2020, the State Council Tariff Commission announced that China would cut in half the additional tariffs for certain commodities from the United States on February 14, 2020.
May 30, 2019
The Fall Armyworm (FAW; Spodoptera frugiperda) – a crop-eating pest – first detected in China in January 2019 has now spread across 15 Chinese provinces....
May 17, 2019
On May 13, 2019, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced that supplementary import tariffs levied on certain U.S. products....
May 7, 2019
The Fall Armyworm (FAW; Spodoptera frugiperda) – a crop-eating pest – first detected in China in January 2019 has spread across China’s southern border and currently impacts about 8,500 hectares....
April 1, 2019
In January 2019, China approved five new genetically engineered traits and renewed the bio-safety certificates for 26 traits previously approved.
February 14, 2019
After 10 years under the Living Modified Organism (LMO) Act, Korea plans to improve and revise the LMO Act to address stakeholders’ concerns.
October 3, 2018
The Department of Agriculture made changes to the process for registering new plant varieties.
October 25, 2017
There have not been any significant developments since last year’s 2016 report....
July 6, 2017
A number of Cooperators held promotional events in May 2017, including the California Olive Oil Council, which is the most recent Cooperator to arrive in the Japanese market.
June 12, 2017
Cooperators held a number of promotional events across Japan in May 2017, including the most recent Cooperator to enter the Japanese market, the California Olive Oil Council (COOC).
December 20, 2016
The Australian federal government is very supportive of biotechnology and has committed considerable long-term funding to research and development.
July 15, 2013
China is expected to remain a significant importer of biotech products and may become an exporter of biotechnology in the medium to long term.