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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El Salvador: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

There is no legal impediment to the use of biotechnology in El Salvador. Genetically engineered (GE) corn field trials were successfully completed.
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.
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India: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Over the last decade, India’s political environment continues to thwart the development of agricultural biotechnology.
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Canada: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The estimated area planted to Genetically Engineered (GE) crops in Canada was down 7 percent in 2019, due primarily to lower soybean and canola area in the prairie provinces.
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Caribbean Basin: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Many Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States have undertaken efforts to comply with their obligations under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) to the Convention on Biological Diversity....
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....
In January 2019, China approved five new genetically engineered traits and renewed the bio-safety certificates for 26 traits previously approved.
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South Korea: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

After 10 years under the Living Modified Organism (LMO) Act, Korea plans to improve and revise the LMO Act to address stakeholders’ concerns.
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India: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

India’s political environment continues to hinder the development of agricultural biotechnology regulatory system.
The Department of Agriculture made changes to the process for registering new plant varieties.
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Malaysia: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

There have not been any significant developments since last year’s 2016 report....