Since 2011, Uruguay has had a national biotechnology strategy, the "Plan Sectorial Biotecnología 2011-2020". In 2014, certain ministry representatives met for the first time under the motto "From biotechnology to the bioeconomy". However, a special bioeconomy strategy has not yet been established. National attention is mainly due to the development opportunities offered by the concepts for agriculture .
The strategy for the biotechnology sector was adopted by an inter-ministerial committee. It aims to remove legal obstacles to biotechnology products, raise awareness of the usefulness of biotechnological innovations, and provide incentives for business investments.