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April 3, 2018
Turkey has revised its livestock genetics import requirements for 2018 and this year has focused on simplifying the import process.
March 29, 2018
Pakistan continues to make significant progress towards implementing a full-fledged biotechnology and seed regulatory structure that is expected to facilitate the introduction of new seed....
March 23, 2018
On March 14, 2018, Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency held its tenth, and final, Expert Committee panel discussion for the review of Japan’s genetically engineered (GE) food labeling requirements.
March 19, 2018
In an extraordinary measure through the Gazette of India, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare published a notification on March 12, 2018, fixing the maximum sale price for cotton seed....
March 7, 2018
The Consumer Affairs Agency’s expert committee is expected to conclude its review of Japan’s labeling requirements for genetically engineered foods at the end of March 2018.
March 6, 2018
Through Order #17, published on January 16, 2018, Ukraine established procedures required for state veterinary and safety examination of genetically engineered (GE) organisms.
February 13, 2018
The modern biotech sector in Bangladesh is advancing moderately through research on several crops with support from policymakers, regulators and development partners.
February 7, 2018
“Genome editing” has been singled out as an innovative biotechnology that is to be nurtured and supported by the UK government as it prepares to depart the EU.
February 5, 2018
On December 5, 2017, the Government of Japan (GOJ) ratified the “Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplemental Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biodiversity”....
January 30, 2018
On January 18, 2018, Advocate General (AG) Michal Bobek of the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) published his advisory legal opinion addressing whether and how organisms....
January 26, 2018
New labeling requirements for genetically engineered (GE) feeds and GE organisms that are used in feeds will enter into force on January 19, 2020.
January 19, 2018
The first commercial sales of products of a genetically engineered animal, the AquAdvantage salmon, occurred in Canada in 2017.
January 17, 2018
The Government of Senegal is in the process of approving a new biosafety law, which currently includes language for an expedited approval process.
January 16, 2018
On January 18, 2018, an Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) is expected to publish his legal opinion clarifying how certain innovative plant breeding techniques....
January 2, 2018
The Biosafety Law, 2012 contains information on the biotechnology approval process in Burkina Faso for GE products developed domestically or by a third country.
December 30, 2017
Brazil is the second largest producer of biotech crops in the world.
December 29, 2017
China is the largest importer of genetically engineered crops and one of the largest producers of GE cotton in the world, yet it has not approved any major GE food or feed crops for cultivation.
December 29, 2017
On June 29, 2017, the Government of the Russian Federation issued Resolution No. 770 “On Amending the Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 839 of September 23, 2013”.
December 29, 2017
The EU’s complex and lengthy policy framework for biotechnology slows down and limits research, development, production and imports.
December 29, 2017
In 2016, estimates for Vietnam’s growing areas of biotech crop (corn) were at 35,000 ha, accounting for about 3 percent of the total cultivated corn area.