China: Revised Draft Cereals Seed Standards Notified

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   CH2024-0025
On February 12, 2024, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) notified the National Standard for Seed of Food Crops – Part 1: Cereals (Draft) to the World Trade Organization (WTO). The new draft incorporates quality requirements for genetically modified (GM) corn varieties with herbicide tolerance and insect resistance and modified quality indicators for hybrid rice seeds and conventional corn, wheat, and sorghum seeds. The deadline for submitting public comments on the revised draft is April 12, 2024. This report provides a link to a previous report, which includes an unofficial translation of the standard and analysis of updated language.

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