Vietnam: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual
In March 2015, the Crop Production Department (CPD) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) approved three genetically modified corn varieties for commercial planting. This is the final step in the regulatory approval process for Vietnam to commercialize biotech corn. In April 2015, the approved GM corn varieties were planted making Vietnam the 29th country to commercialize a biotech crop in the world. Concerning feed / food safety registration, the regulatory process to approve individual biotech traits for food and feed use in Vietnam, MARD extended the deadline to submit dossiers one additional year to March 10, 2016.