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Source: US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service

There are no changes in regulations since last year’s report. However, Post updated the Production, and Trade Section on Chapter 1 and Production Development and Regulation in Chapter 2. While Chile remains the fifth largest producer of seeds in the world and the United States is the largest market for GE seeds, seed developers and researchers can only use GE technology for research and propagation purposes. There is no commercial GE crop production in Chile. Chile applies a specific normative to regulate the use of GE plant material. Chile does not require GE food products derived from GE technology to carry any labels. If Chile could produce GE products commercially, it could be a viable producer of transgenic sugar beets, corn, and alfalfa.

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