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The Eleventh Canada-EU Biotech Market Access Dialogue

March 4, 2019
08:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Ottawa time) / 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Brussels time)

Provisional Agenda 

  1. Introductions and Opening Remarks
    (Canada Issue)
  2. Genetically Modified Products Event Approvals: European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) assessment and timelines
    (Canada Issue)
  3. Genetically Modified Products Event Approvals: Post EFSA approval process and timelines
    (Canada Issue)
    • 3.1  Status of specific applications post-EFSA
    • 3.2  Post-EFSA approval process and timelines
  4. EU Policy – Updates
    • 4.1  “Precision Breeding Techniques”
    • 4.2  Update on the EC legislative proposal on  Transparency and sustainability of EFSA Risk Assessments
    • 4.3  Member State Food and Feed Opt-Out Proposal/ Proposed changes to comitology process
  5. Canada Policy – Updates
    (European Union)
    • 5.1  Genetically Modified Organisms and new techniques in agricultural biotechnology – Policy update,  products approvals and approval system and criteria
    • 5.2  Traceability of Genetically Modified Organisms and exports to the European Union
  6. Updates on International Activities
    • 6.1  Low Level Presence
    • 6.2  Precision Biotechnology
  7. Any other business


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