Exporting countries emphasise need for timely science-based regulation of biotech crops


In a joint statement published in April 2013, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Paraguay and the United States emphasise the need for regulation on biotech crops to be “science-based, transparent, timely, no more trade restrictive than necessary to fulfill legitimate objectives, and consistent with relevant international obligations”. They commit “to work collaboratively to: Promote the application of science-based, transparent and predictable regulatory approaches that foster innovation and ensure a safe and reliable global food supply, including the cultivation and use of agricultural products derived from innovative technologies”, and “endeavor to work together to promote synchronization of authorizations by regulatory authorities, in particular for food, feed and processing purposes”.

The statement is available here

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