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Singapore: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Singapore does not have any domestic commercial production of plant biotechnology. The Singapore Food Agency provides a link in its website that lists a total of 57 genetically engineered (GE) crops that have been approved for use as food for direct consumption, ingredients, and further processing into ingredients for other food in the country.
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Indonesia: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Government of Indonesia approved regulations for genetically engineered (GE) products, which allows for commercial GE crop cultivation. In July 2021, the Ministry of Agriculture issued a decree approving the release of a GE potato.
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Malaysia: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The COVID 19 pandemic in Malaysia saw most government agencies operating at minimum staffing with most working from home throughout 2020 and 2021. This has severely impacted the number of GE events approved by the National Biosafety Board (NBB).
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South Korea: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Korea is in the process of revising its existing Living Modified Organism (LMO) Act to cover products of innovative biotechnologies, including genome edited products.
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Burma: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

There are no significant developments to convey since the previous report from October 2020. Although Burma (also called Myanmar) does not yet have a comprehensive biosafety legislation, the final version of the National Biosafety Framework and Biosafety Guidelines are completed and pending approval.
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Australia: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Australian federal government is supportive of biotechnology and has committed considerable long-term funding to research and development.
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Japan: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

This report provides the latest status of consumption, regulation, public perception, research, development, production, and use of agricultural biotechnology in Japan.
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New Zealand: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

There have been no recent significant official changes to the genetically engineered (GE) policies established by the New Zealand government.
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Thailand: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has yet to send the draft Biodiversity Law, which includes biosafety regulations covering research, field trial, and commercialization for genetically engineered plant, animal, and microorganisms, to the Cabinet for approval.
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Vietnam: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

In 2021, Vietnam completed its approvals for the outstanding product applications for food and feed import. Vietnam continues to benefit from biotech corn as a sustainable tool in the fight against fall army worm (FAW) and increased the production area to more than one hundred thousand hectares (ha) in 2020/2021.
On November 12, 2021, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) published its "Decision to Revise the Administrative Measures for the Safety Assessment of Agricultural GMOs” on its website.
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Philippines: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Philippines is a regional biotechnology leader, highlighted by its passage in 2021 of Golden Rice for commercial propagation and Bt eggplant for direct use.