China: Planting Seed 2021 Annual

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The planting seed sector remains a priority for the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The PRC government released new measures and policies to support and improve the operating environment for the domestic seed industry throughout 2021. Most notably the Seed Law was amended and includes the establishment of an essentially derived variety (EDV) program along with additional intellectual property rights (IPR) measures. In addition, China announced policies that will pave the way for domestic development and production of genetically engineered (GE) crops. The United States remained the largest seed supplier to China, providing 53 percent of all imported seed.

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