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Pakistan: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Although biotechnology laws (i.e., Pakistan Biosafety Rules of 2005, Seed Amendment Act 2015 and Plant Breeders Rights Act 2018, etc.) exist in Pakistan, the rules and administrative processes....
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.
On December 24, 2018, Korea issued an updated list of adjustment tariffs and voluntary tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for certain agricultural, forestry and fishery products....
On August 23, 2019, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced new tariffs on certain U.S. products, valued at $75 billion USD.
The Cabinet agreed to allocate a budget of 60.36 billion baht (U.S. $1.98 billion) for three agricultural price subsidy programs for small rice and oil palm farmers.
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China: China Announces Increases to Additional Tariffs

On August 23, 2019, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced new tariffs on certain U.S. products, valued at $75 billion USD.
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....
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Algeria: Trade Policy Update

The Government of Algeria (GoA) introduced a temporary additional safeguard duty (DAPs) to replace the import ban established in January 2018.
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Canada: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The estimated area planted to Genetically Engineered (GE) crops in Canada was down 2 percent in 2018, due primarily to lower soybean area in the prairie provinces.
In March 2018, the Chinese State Council announced a governmental reorganization aimed at improving efficiency and customer service.
The Department of Agriculture made changes to the process for registering new plant varieties.
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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....