The Global Alliance for Ag Biotech Trade (GAABT) has launched its organizational website, GAABT.org, a new resource for agricultural trade policy development.
GAABT is a farm-to-fork industry coalition - representing grower and producer groups, grain and feed handlers, food and seed industries, and technology providers - which encourages the development of trade policies that facilitate the movement of food, feed, grain and processing ingredients and reduce the potential for trade disruptions.
GAABT.org offers a one-stop location for resources, including studies, articles and data, and industry positions which will help policymakers and regulators create predictable, efficient and achievable trade policies.
"Since its formation, GAABT's participants have been committed to providing valuable tools and guidance for creating effective trade policies that ensure the smooth flow of biotech crops across global markets," said Sarah Lukie, Managing Director, Regulatory and Multilateral Affairs for Plant Biotechnology at CropLife International.
"GAABT.org continues this commitment by offering a wealth of resources related to trade-facilitative policies to minimize low level presence (LLP) and support synchronization of approvals for our stakeholders in governments and industry, from technical materials to industry position papers, in one convenient location."
GAABT.org helps fulfil GAABT's mission to seek practical solutions to agricultural biotechnology trade challenges by providing users with information on key issues related to LLP, such as national policy approaches, regulatory approval processes and international support for trade policy solutions.
The site's robust resources section offers dozens of papers and case studies covering country-specific policies, impacts of international trade challenges, impacts of zero tolerance policies and more. The resources section will continually provide updated information and data for trade policy discussions in national and international fora.
"The Global Alliance for Ag Biotech Trade is the go-to source for stakeholders looking for information and data on LLP and asynchronous approvals of biotech crops," said Lukie.
"GAABT.org will build on the existing tools from GAABT by providing an essential new resource for policymakers and regulators engaged in trade discussions, with the goal of improving future policy development."
To learn more about the Global Alliance for Ag Biotech Trade or access resources on the trade of ag biotech crops, visit GAABT.org.