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Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAF) has focused on developing systems to protect plant varieties in nations of East Asia.
In 2007, based on Japan’s proposal, “The East Asia Plant Variety Protection Forum” has been set up by representatives from governments and organizations in the East Asia to discuss protecting plant varieties.

The Forum menber countries are Asean 10 countries and China, Republic of Korea and Japan.
To promote to expand export and import of seeds and seedlings, it is essential to develop the system to protect intellectual property related to plant varieties among participating countries.