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On December 7, 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) announced the registration of 51 genetically engineered (GE) corn and soy varieties, including 37 GE corn varieties and 14 GE soybean varieties.
On October 17, 2023, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) National Crop Variety Registration Committee (CNCVRC) published the first-ever variety registration list for genetically modified (GM) corn and soybeans. The list includes 37 GM corn varieties...
On October 17, 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) published the revised "Administrative Measures on Labeling Agricultural Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) (Draft for Comments)." Significant updates in the revised draft...
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Mexico: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Mexico has not officially reported any approvals for genetically engineered (GE) agricultural products for food and feed use since May 2018. Additionally, Mexico has not approved any permit applications for cultivation of GE crop (cotton and alfalfa)...
On December 6, 2021, China’s National Crop Variety Registration Committee (NCVRC) published its National Registration Standards for Genetically Engineered Soybean Varieties and National Registration Standards for Genetically Engineered Corn Varieties...
On August 17, 2021, the European Commission (EC) approved seven genetically engineered (GE) crops (3 corn, 2 soybean, 1 rapeseed, and 1 cotton) and renewed the authorizations for two corn and one rapeseed crop used for food and animal feed.
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Turkey: Turkey Approves Five More Biotech Traits

On February 27, 2021, the Turkish Government published the Biosafety Decisions on import of genetically engineered (GE) soybean and corn events in the Official Gazette.
On January 22, 2021, the European Commission (EC) approved five genetically engineered (GE) crops (three corn and two soybeans) and renewed the authorization for three corn crops used for food...
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El Salvador: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

There is no legal impediment to the use of biotechnology in El Salvador. Genetically engineered (GE) corn field trials were successfully completed.
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Dominican Republic: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Dominican Republic continues to be a strong market for U.S. bulk agricultural products (corn), intermediate goods (soybean meal) and high value consumer-oriented products....
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Nicaragua: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

In Nicaragua, imports of genetically engineered crops (GE) are limited to use as animal feed.
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China: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

In 2019, there have been no revisions or amendments to China’s regulatory approval process for agriculture biotechnology.