ANNOUNCEMENT 08 Jan 2019

January 8th, 2019 - China approved several GM crops for import into the country.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

PRC Ministry of Agriculture, January 8th, 2019. (2018年农业转基因生物安全证书批准清单)
http://www.moa.gov.cn/ztzl/zjyqwgz/spxx/201901/t20190108_6166293.htm

Inception date: 08 Jan 2019 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import ban

On January 8th, 2019, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture announced approval for import of five new varieties of genetically modified (GM) seeds.

The Ministry stated that the approval was spurred by US-China trade negotiations, which were occurring at the same time.

The approved crops are:

  • Herbicide-tolerant canola - RF3 BASF Seeds Co., Ltd. (formerly known as Bayer CropScience)
  • Herbicide-tolerant canola MON 88302 - Monsanto Far East Co., Ltd.
  • Insect Resistant Herbicide Maize DP4114 - Pioneer International Seed Company
  • Herbicide Tolerant Soybean SYHT0H2 - Syngenta Crop Protection Co., Ltd. BASF Seeds Co., Ltd. (formerly known as Bayer CropScience)
  • Herbicide-tolerant soybean DAS-44406-6 - Dow AgroSciences

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