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On January 25, 2021, Malaysia notified new requirements for the importation of grains and grain products to the WTO.
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Turkey: Turkey Approves Five More Biotech Traits

On February 27, 2021, the Turkish Government published the Biosafety Decisions on import of genetically engineered (GE) soybean and corn events in the Official Gazette.
On January 22, 2021, the European Commission (EC) approved five genetically engineered (GE) crops (three corn and two soybeans) and renewed the authorization for three corn crops used for food...
On December 31, Mexico published a final decree that calls for a phase-out of use of both glyphosate and genetically modified (GE) corn for human consumption in Mexico.
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Mexico: Mexico Proposes Ban on GE Corn and Glyphosate

On December 9, a draft decree was released on Mexico’s National Commission for Regulatory Improvement (CONAMER) website that calls for a phase-out of use of both glyphosate and genetically modified...
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Japan: USJTA Treatment for Coarse Grains

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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Nicaragua: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

In Nicaragua, imports of genetically engineered crops (GE) are limited to use as animal feed.
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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 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.
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Kenya: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The first planting of Bt. Cotton for commercialization in Kenya is planned for the start of the long rains season, which is expected in March or April 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.