Costa Rica: Costa Rica Opens Door to Innovative Biotechnologies

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   CS2024-0004
Industry experts expect a November 11, 2023, update to the Costa Rican biotechnology regulatory framework will facilitate utilization of innovative biotechnologies and reduce barriers to common applications of modern biotechnology. FAS/San José expects a genome edited banana variety resistant to yield-reducing fungal diseases sigatoka and fusarium wilt could be the first genome edited product commercialized in Costa Rica later in 2024. Costa Rica was the world's 5th largest exporter of bananas in 2023, shipping more than $430 million to the United States.

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