China: MARA Finalizes GE Safety Assessment

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   CH2023-0011

On January 13, 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) published a finalized updated “Guideline for Safety Assessment of Genetically Modified Plants.” The finalized Guideline, which makes only minor changes to a previous draft version, will come into effect June 30, 2023. This report provides a translation of the final guideline, notes substantive changes with the current guideline in effect, and highlights changes made to the Guideline since the draft version was published in July 2022.

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