China: Final Seed Law Published

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   CH2021-0185

On December 24, 2021, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China published an amended Seed Law of the People's Republic of China. The amendment strengthens the protection of legal rights and interests of owners of new plant varieties and establishes a system of essentially derived varieties (EDV). The changes in the amended law appear welcome by most segments of the industry as they have sought these changes for several years. The amended law will come into effect on March 1, 2022.

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