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Detail

Area
China (Mainland)
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Rapeseed
Date
01/10/2013
Policy Category
Trade
Policy Instrument
Import restrictions
Description
Relaxed restrictions of importation of rapeseed from Russia.
Notes
CHINA – rapeseed imports from Russia: The government decided to authorize rapeseed imports from Russia via the border city Manzhouli. Until now, purchases were only allowed from Canada, Australia and Mongolia, Reportedly, importation was liberalized to help meet China’s steadily growing demand for rapeseed. In recent years, China has become increasingly dependent on imported rapeseed, and, with urbanization leading to a shortage of farmland, China started engaging in overseas farming – including rapeseed cultivation in neighbouring Russian provinces.