Turkey bans import of MON810 and end products (Updated)

The Club would like to draw Members' attention to the latest Circular from the Club's correspondent in Turkey, Vitsan Istanbul. The Correspondent advises that Monsanto’s MON810 GMO maize (“MON810”) and its end products have been added to Turkey's list of banned genetically modified goods. As such, Turkey is no longer allowing discharge of goods containing MON810 at her ports. Members shipping Distillers Dried Grain with Solubles (DDGS) to Turkey are recommended to check the cargo quality and cargo analysis certificates to see if the cargo shipped is or may contain MON810. 

The Correspondent is on standby to assist Members as necessary and the abovementioned Circular is available for download below.

UPDATE: Since the Club issued the above article, a follow up Circular No. 2 relating to the import of genetically modified NK603xMON810 DDGS for animal feed has been received from the Correspondent. This Circular No. 2 can also be downloaded below. 

  • Turkiye - Import Ban For MON810 Corn in DDGS Goods 209 KB

    23/12/2022

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  • CIRCULAR NO.2 IMPORT BAN OF DDGS GOODS TO TURKIYE WHICH ARE CONTAINING MON810 CORN 261 KB

    04/01/2023

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Jacqueline Tan

Legal Services Manager

Date28/12/2022