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December 20, 2018
Hong Kong does not have any policy changes on labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods. The Hong Kong government encourages voluntary labeling and there is no imminent sign of discussing....
December 20, 2018
The European Union’s (EU) complex and lengthy policy framework for biotechnology creates a challenging environment for research and limits access to innovative tools for EU farmers.
December 20, 2018
This report updates the 2017 Agricultural Biotechnology Annual Report. The U.S. exported nearly $1.6 billion in genetically engineered (GE) products to Indonesia in 2017, including nearly....
December 20, 2018
In 2017, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) continued its delay in the review and approval of genetically engineered (GE) events for food and feed use, including biotech....
December 14, 2018
On December 1, 2008, the Government of Mali signed the National Biosafety Law 08-042. The law outlines the approval process for genetically engineered (GE) products developed domestically....
December 13, 2018
On November 30, the Dutch Cabinet presented its position to the Dutch Parliament on the recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union to require plants edited with new mutagenesis....
December 13, 2018
FAS Cairo supported and assisted the visit of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists Dr. Gayle Volk (Plant Germplasm Preservation Research Unit....
December 13, 2018
Bangladesh is a role model of acceptance and advancement of modern biotech in daily life.
December 12, 2018
As of October 2018, Israel does not have a policy that restricts the use of imported genetically engineered (GE) commodities or derivative products.
December 12, 2018
The estimated area planted to Genetically Engineered (GE) crops in Canada was down 2 percent in 2018, due primarily to lower soybean area in the prairie provinces.
December 7, 2018
Taiwan imported over a billion dollars of U.S. genetically engineered (GE) crops in 2017, accounting for over a third of total U.S. agricultural exports to the island.
December 7, 2018
In Pakistan, a developed biotechnology and seed regulatory structure is in place to facilitate the introduction of new technologies in the country.
December 7, 2018
India’s political environment continues to hinder the development of agricultural biotechnology regulatory system.
December 6, 2018
The Australian federal government is supportive of biotechnology and has committed considerable long-term funding to research and development.
November 30, 2018
The Secretariat of Agriculture Livestock, Rural Development, Fishery and Food (SAGARPA) published a Mexican Official Norm that sets out new requirements for conducting evaluation studies....
November 30, 2018
On November 22, 2018, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) notified Japanese ports to hold imports of U.S. romaine lettuce until the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)....
November 29, 2018
In Nicaragua, imports of genetically engineered crops (GE) are limited to use as animal feed.
November 29, 2018
On June 1, 2017, Ecuador’s National Assembly approved the “Organic Law on Agrobiodiversity, Seeds and Promotion of Sustainable Agriculture.”
November 29, 2018
There are no significant developments to convey since the previous report from January 2018.
November 29, 2018
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) allows permitted import of genetically engineered (GE) products based on the 2009 Law on “Genetically Modified Organisms” (“GMOs”) and its pertaining bylaws.

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