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Detail

Area
Russia
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Soybeans
Date
01/01/2014
Policy Category
Production
Policy Instrument
GMO cultivation
Description
Allowed cultivation of GM soybean throughout the Russian Federation from July 2014.
Notes
RUSSIAN FEDERATION – GM soybean: Based on a government decree that will enter into force in July 2014, cultivation of GM soybean will be permitted throughout the Russian Federation. Until now, the importation of selected GM varieties was allowed, but cultivation of GM crops in the country was limited to experimental trials. Considering that, prior to their cultivation, GM crops will have to undergo registration and certification, the first GM soybeans are not expected to be harvested before 2016/17.