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International Trade in Crops with New Breeding Technologies The Australian Perspective

Developments in regulations of gene-edited plants are changing rapidly. Increasingly more countries, including Australia, have implemented de-regulation of gene-edited crops. In Australia, this followed a series of reviews by the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator. Common approaches are also emerging among many other countries. ISAAA and partners are organizing this webinar to provide an insight into the future landscape of trade involving gene-edited crops, particularly in relation to countries involved in the international trade of agricultural products.

During the webinar, experts will tackle the following topics:
• building international capacity for gene editing;
• science diplomacy, policy and regulatory aspects of crops developed through new breeding technologies (NBTs);
• regulatory landscape of gene-edited crops in Australia; and
• NBT policy approaches and implications for trade in Malaysia, Philippines, and Indonesia.

The webinar is hosted by the ISAAA SEAsiaCenter and co-organized with Murdoch University and the ISAAA Biotechnology Information Centers. Registration to the webinar is free and open to all.

Speakers
Prof. Michael Jones
Professor, Murdoch University;
Foundation Director, Western Australia State Agricultural Biotechnology Center

Muhammad Adeel
Career Diplomat,
PhD Scholar, WA State Agriculture Biotechnology Center, Australia

Dr. Lucy Darragh
Manager, Crop Biotechnology Policy
CropLife Australia

Prof. Dr. Mohd Faiz Foong bin Abdullah
Chair, Genetic Modification Advisory Committee (GMAC), Malaysia

Dr. Reynante L. Ordonio
Senior Science Research Specialist/Scientist 1
Project Leader, Golden Rice Project
Philippine Rice Research Institute

Dr. Bambang Prasetya
Chairman, Indonesian Biosafety Committee for GMO

Moderator
Dr. Mahaletchumy Arujanan
Global Coordinator, ISAAA