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USDA FAS Releases Report on Status of GE Feeds and Regulations in Taiwan

January 13, 2016

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released the Global Agricultural Information Network Report on Taiwan's genetic engineering products and regulations update. According to the report, after the amendment of the Feed Control act in February 2015, all GE products for animal feed must be registered with the Council of Agriculture (COA) for premarket approvals by February 4, 2017. GE events previously submitted to Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) and/or approved by the Administration are exempted from the COA review and requirements. TFDA's current approval list is composed of 99 GE products including 4 canola, 12 cotton, 21 soybean, and 62 corn events. Six cotton and one GE sugar beet applications have been granted approval, but are yet to publish.

Get a copy of the report from USDA FAS.