China: Revised Draft General Directive for Labeling of Agricultural Seeds Notified

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   CH2024-0024
On February 12, 2024, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) notified the General Directive for Labeling of Agricultural Seeds (draft) to the World Trade Organization (WTO). The revised draft directive expands label content, requires a description of cultivation, and uses, and clarifies label requirements for genetically modified (GM) seeds and imported seeds. The directive serves as a mandatory national standard and applies to all crop seeds sold in China. The deadline for submitting 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 Directive and analysis of updated language.

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