China: MARA Solicits Comments on Revisions to Three Seed Regulations
On November 12, 2021, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) published its "Decision on Amending Some Seed Industry Regulations (Draft for Comments)" on its website. The Decision facilitates the ability of developers of genetically engineered (GE) crop varieties to apply for seed variety registration as well as for a Production and Operation License. The deadline for comments is December 12, 2021. Over the last year, there have been several significant developments to China’s seed and GE seed sector.