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On April 29, the European Commission launched a public consultation on "legislation for plants produced by certain new genomic techniques,"
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Hong Kong: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

In September 2021, the Hong Kong government decided not to launch a scheme requiring pre-market safety assessments for biotech events initially proposed in 2013. Hong Kong did not have any policy changes on regulating genetically engineered (GE)...
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Brazil: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Brazil is the second-largest producer of biotech crops in the world with 115 events approved. Post forecasts the total area planted to GE crops reached over 56 million hectares during the recently completed crop year of 2020/2021. Adoption rates for...
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Bangladesh: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Government of Bangladesh has demonstrated a willingness to adopt and implement a modern agricultural policy framework and guidelines which support the safe and appropriate use of science and technology, including biotechnology, to address the...
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Israel: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

As of October 2021, Israel does not have a policy restricting the use of imported genetically engineered (GE) commodities or derivative products. There are no changes in Israel’s policy towards plant, animal biotechnology, and microbial biotechnology...
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China: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Since the last report, high-level officials in the People's Republic of China (PRC) have made strong public statements emphasizing the importance of biotechnology development taking place within China. While the regulatory system for biotechnology...
On December 6, 2021, China’s National Crop Variety Registration Committee (NCVRC) published its National Registration Standards for Genetically Engineered Soybean Varieties and National Registration Standards for Genetically Engineered Corn Varieties...
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Jamaica: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

In 2020, The United States exported approximately US$444 million in agricultural products to Jamaica. The U.S remains one Jamaica's main trading partners. Some of the products from the United States such as grains, oilseeds used to formulate feed...
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Mozambique: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Mozambique has not yet approved the use of genetically engineered (GE) crops. Mozambique planted its first GE corn trial in 2017 at the Chókwè Agricultural Station as part of the TELA project (formerly Water Efficient Maize for Africa) aimed to test...
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Nicaragua: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Despite being passed in 2010, Nicaraguan biotechnology legislation lacks implementing regulations that would open opportunities for farmers and food processors to integrate new technologies into their operations. While progress on the regulatory...
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Angola: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Angola currently does not allow the use of agricultural biotechnology in production, and imports containing genetically engineered (GE) components are limited to food aid. In December 2004, the Council of Ministers approved Decree No. 92/04...
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Honduras: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

No changes to the regulatory framework or new crop event approvals were reported for Honduras during 2021, a consequence of the COVID pandemic.