China: Overview of the PRC Draft Food Security Law

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   CH2023-0171
The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is in the process of drafting a “PRC Food Security Protection Law” with the stated purposes of safeguarding the nation’s grain supply, ensuring domestic food security, and protecting the PRC's economic and social stability and state security. Sources indicate the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress plans to release a final version of the law before the end of 2023, but it is uncertain whether the second reading will be the last review and revision period before final publication. This report contains an overview of the Law in its current form. FAS China is monitoring changes between drafts and will publish a full translation of the draft law and an update when the final version of the law becomes public.

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