On November 12, 2021, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) published its "Decision on Amending Some Seed Industry Regulations (Draft for Comments)" on its website.
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China: China Draft Seed Law Update Open for Comment

A draft amendment to the Seed Law was released for public comment on August 20, 2021.
On May 19, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency launched a consultation on the Seeds Regulations and the environmental release of seeds.
On February 21, the CPC Central Committee and the State Council jointly issued the annual policy guidelines on agriculture and rural development, known as the “No. 1 Document”.
On January, 6 the Central Bank of Argentina announced financing restrictions on importers of luxury goods, including but not limited to, champagne, whisky, liqueurs and other spirits...
On April 6, 2020, the Russian Government issued decree No. 453, amending the list of agricultural products that are subject to Russia’s food ban to exclude some whey powder (from HS heading 0404)...
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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.
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.
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Bangladesh: FAIRS Export Certificate Report

This report contains major export certificates that the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) requires from U.S. agricultural product exporters.
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Peru: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Peru's 10-year moratorium on genetically engineered (GE) crops and zero tolerance for GE events is scheduled to expire in 2021.
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Russia: New Food Security Doctrine Adopted

On January 21, 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a new Food Security Doctrine for Russia to replace the Doctrine adopted in 2010.
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Burma: FAIRS Annual Country Report

Burma is in the process of updating many of its laws and regulations.