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Mexico: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Mexico has not officially reported any approvals for genetically engineered (GE) agricultural products for food and feed use since May 2018. Additionally, Mexico has not approved any permit applications for cultivation of GE crop (cotton and alfalfa)...
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.
On March 22, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) modified its food safety and standards related to Shea butter and Borneo tallow nut oil (or Sal nut oil).
On April 13, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified provisions for licensing and registration of fortified food products in its Food Safety and Compliance System (FOSCOS).
On September 28, the European Commission (EC) approved Bayer’s herbicide tolerant soybean MON 87708 x MON 89788 x A5547-127, also known as XtendFlex.®
On June 2, 2020, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) issued EEC Collegium Decision No. 71, amending its temporary ban on exports of some food products from the EAEU to exclude soybeans...
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Japan: USJTA Treatment for Fats and Oils

This is one in a series of reports providing concise overviews of how the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA), which entered into force on January 1, 2020, affects certain product groups.
Ecuador extended its tariff exemption for soybean meal and wheat imports from all origins for five years, effective January 1, 2020.
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China: China Announces a New Round of Tariff Exclusions

On February 18, 2020, China announced a new round of tariff exclusions for U.S. agricultural commodities impacted by the retaliatory Section 301-tariffs levied by China.
On January 7, 2020, Russia notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of draft amendments to the Technical Regulation (TR) of the Customs Union “Technical Regulation on Fat and Oil Products”....
On January 21, 2020, China notified 642 maximum residue limits (MRLs) on 65 pesticides in food to the World Trade Organization SPS Committee as G/SPS/N/CHN/1149.
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.