China: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

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In 2020, China committed to a number of reforms to its agricultural biotechnology policies under the U.S.-China Economic and Trade Agreement (“Phase One Agreement”). On June 23, 2020, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) issued biosafety certificates for the import of two new events along with six renewals; the validity period for all certificates was 5 years. On July 15, 2020, MARA issued biosafety certificates for one corn event and one soybean event developed by Chinese entities. To date, 14 enzymes derived from microbial biotechnology have obtained approval from the National Health Commission for use as food ingredients.

China: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

 

 

 

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