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AGRIBUSINESS: Six Nations Release Joint Statement On Ag Production Technologies

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Several groups are applauding the work of the U.S. and other like-minded governments to promote the importance of science-based regulations to facilitate trade of agricultural commodities derived from agricultural biotechnology.

The United States government was joined by the governments of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada and Paraguay in a joint statement announcing their intention to work collaboratively to remove global barriers to the trade of agricultural biotechnology and promote science-based, transparent and predictable regulatory approaches. The statement highlights their intention to promote synchronization of authorizations by regulatory authorities – in particular for food, feed and processing purposes.

The nations also state an intention to collaborate in the development of domestic, regional and international approaches to facilitate the global management of low-level presence biotechnology-derived commodities that are authorized in one or more countries – but not in the country of import.