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August 6, 2014
The Tunisian legislation on biotechnology, drafted before the revolution, has been indefinitely postponed.
August 1, 2014
The President of the Republic of Ghana signed the Ghana Biosafety Act, 2011 (Act 831) December 2011 following the passage of the Biosafety Bill by the Ghanaian Parliament, in June 21, 2011.
August 1, 2014
In September 2014 Poland’s parliament is expected to re-start work on a comprehensive legislation on biotechnology.
August 1, 2014
Little has happened in Kazakhstan over the last year with regard to of genetically engineered (GE) products.
August 1, 2014
There are no significant developments to report since the 2013 report.
August 1, 2014
The Indonesian National Biosafety Commission for Genetically Engineered Products (BCGEP) was reactivated on June 2, 2014 through the Presidential Regulation No. 53/2014.
August 1, 2014
The biotechnology regulatory system in Ukraine is still not fully developed, in part due to the focus on major political and economic issues in 2014.
July 30, 2014
President Humala on December 9, 2011, approved Law 29,811 establishing a ten-year moratorium on genetically modified organisms.
July 24, 2014
There are no significant biotechnology activities reported in Saudi Arabia in 2013/14.
July 23, 2014
In CY2013, Taiwan was the seventh largest export market for U.S. food and agricultural products, of which genetically engineered (GE) corn, soybeans, and cotton accounted for 29 percent of the total.
July 23, 2014
There have been no official changes to the heavily regulated and cautious policy settings operated by the New Zealand Government in relation to products derived from biotechnology.
July 23, 2014
The U.S. regained its status as the top supplier of feed grains to Korea in 2014.
July 23, 2014
Bt cotton remains the only commercially approved biotech crop in India, with six events and nearly 1,100 Bt hybrids approved for commercial cultivation.
July 23, 2014
The Czech Republic maintains a scientific approach towards biotechnology. Bt corn is planted, but the area has gradually decreased in recent years due to difficulties marketing the corn commercially.
July 21, 2014
The Hong Kong government (HKG) is going to launch a public consultation on a mandatory pre-market safety assessment scheme for genetically engineered (GE) food this year.
July 18, 2014
Brazil is the second largest producer of biotech crops in the world. Post forecasts an increase of five percent in area planted to biotech crops during the upcoming 2014/15 Brazilian crop year.
July 18, 2014
Seeds derived from modern biotechnology have been grown in Costa Rica for multiplication purposes since 1992, with all seeds being exported to the country of origin.
July 18, 2014
Ecuador maintains anti-biotechnology laws and regulations.
July 18, 2014
Guatemala does not allow commercialization of genetically engineered (GE) plants. A “de facto moratorium” is in place.
July 18, 2014
This report is an update of the Biotechnology Annual Report 2013 providing information on the status of biotechnology in Romania.

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