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Detail

Area
China (Mainland)
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
GM rapeseed, soybean
Date
01/06/2017
Policy Category
Trade
Policy Instrument
Import policy
Description
Renewed import approvals for 14 GMO crops (including three rapeseed and four soybean varieties) and approved two new GMO crops (including a new soybean variety), under broader efforts to promote economic and trade ties with the United States.
Notes
China’s Ministry of Agriculture renewed import approvals for 14 GMO crops and approved two new GMO crops, as the country accelerated its evaluation of GM-products under broader efforts to promote economic and trade ties with the United States (see MPPU June’17). In China, the planting of GM food crops remains prohibited, but GMO imports are allowed for use in the country’s animal feed industry. The recent approvals, which are valid for a three-year period lasting until 2020, include three dated rapeseed varieties, four dated soybean varieties and one new soybean variety (Monsanto’s “Vistive Gold”). Another new, US-developed soybean variety, DowAgroSciences’ “Enlist”, is still awaiting approval.