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Detail

Area
Turkey
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Rapeseed
Date
01/05/2013
Policy Category
Trade
Policy Instrument
GMO imports
Description
Suspended entry of a number of genetically modified products (including rapeseed) into the country citing concerns about product safety.
Notes
TURKEY – GMO import permits: Reportedly, the country’s Biosecurity Board decided to suspend entry of a number of genetically modified products into the country citing concerns about product safety. The list of banned products includes GM rapeseed, sugar beet as well as maize destined for biofuel production. Meanwhile, several types of soybeans have been authorized, though only for use by the feed industry. The board called on the country’s research institutions to enhance their scientific research on GM products.