Brazil: Ministry of Agriculture Changes Import License Requirement to Facilitate Corn and Soybean Imports

News date: 09 November 2020Source: https://www.fas.usda.gov/data/brazil-ministry-agriculture-changes-import-license-requirement-facilitate-corn-and-soybean

Brazil's Agriculture Ministry (MAPA) issued a normative instruction meant to facilitate imports of genetically modified (GMO) corn and soybeans from the United States. This Normative Instruction changes the information that must appear on an import license (IL) for products intended to be used in animal feed or for veterinary use. However, there is no evidence to suggest that this normative instruction establishes approval for GMO corn and soybean varieties that have not been approved by the National Technical Biosafety Commission. As such, asynchrony in biotech approvals may still present a hurdle to U.S. corn and soybean exports to Brazil.