China: China Draft Seed Law Update Open for Comment

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   CH2021-0100

A draft amendment to the Seed Law was released for public comment on August 20, 2021. The amendment expands intellectual property rights for new plant varieties, extends and improves the level of protection, and attempts to stimulate domestic innovation. The draft amendment strengthens plant variety protections (PVP), particularly for essentially derived varieties (EDV). This report provides an unofficial translation of the full text of the document. The comment period closes on September 18, 2021.

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