United Arab Emirates: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual
Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the UAE (GCC-4) permit the importation of GE food products of plant origin. GCC-4 countries have established several technical regulations that require labeling for both raw and further processed food and feed that may contain GE plant products. Importation and domestic production of GE animals and related products are not permitted in the GCC-4. In the event “GMO Free” is claimed on a product label, the supplier must provide a GMO-free certificate from a government competent authority issued in the country of origin.