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IPC publishes paper on biotech regulations

The International Food & Agriculture Trade Policy Council has published a paper pointing out that trade conflicts are likely to occur when countries do not adopt regulations on biotechnology at the same time, and recommending a “practical” approach to dealing with biotech crops that have been approved in the exporting country and may not have been approved in the importing country.

The paper, along with a series of case studies looking at China, Vietnam and Latin America, were funded by CropLife International, the Biotech Regulatory Policy Analysis Project at the University of Missouri, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture, and by the Program for Biosafety Systems, a project supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development and led by the International Food Policy Research Institute.