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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.
On December 26, 2017, the Secretariat of Economy (SE) published in Mexico’s Federal Register (“Diario Oficial” – DOF) three announcements modifying tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for five products.
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Canada: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The first commercial sales of products of a genetically engineered animal, the AquAdvantage salmon, occurred in Canada in 2017.
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Costa Rica: Food Processing Ingredients

Costa Rican food processors and consumers trust and value food products that include U.S. raw materials and ingredients. Demand for quality ingredients has been steadily increasing...
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Honduras: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Honduras allows commercial production of genetically engineered (GE) crops. As of October 2016, planted GE corn areas increased by 13 percent to 38,700 hectares from the previous year.
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Chile: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Agricultural biotechnology policy has not been a priority of Chile’s current administration. FAS/Santiago expects Chile’s agricultural biotechnology policies to remain unchanged.
On October 27, 2016, the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (GBRV) temporarily (one year) eliminated import tariffs and value added taxes for scarce agricultural products...
Minister of Agriculture Kátia Abreu discussed expanding beef, poultry, dairy, fruit, and wheat trade with Russia, Myanmar, Japan, South Africa, and Argentina.
The U.S-Mexico ag trade relationship is broad and deep, with opportunities to further integrate our rural economies while supplying desired products to consumers in both countries year-round.
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Ecuador: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual 2013

Although Ecuador maintains a number of anti-biotech laws and regulations, there is minimal enforcement, and trade in cotton and soybean products continues.
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Guatemala: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Guatemala, at present, allows the importation of genetically engineered (GE) agricultural and food products, but has not approved the use of GE plants for agricultural production.
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Honduras: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Honduras is the only country in Central America that allows commercial production and field trials of agricultural biotech crops.