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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.
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China: China Draft Seed Law Update Open for Comment

A draft amendment to the Seed Law was released for public comment on August 20, 2021.
In May 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari signed into law the Plant Variety Protection Act 2021 to create a functioning regime protecting plant varieties in Nigeria.
On May 19, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency launched a consultation on the Seeds Regulations and the environmental release of seeds.
China’s seed industry has improved over the last ten years, but this year gained attention at the highest levels, including as a top priority for President Xi.
The U.S. Census Bureau’s bulk, intermediate, and consumer-oriented (BICO) export data tracks U.S. food and agricultural trade shipped directly to Bulgaria. However, it does not measure the substantial levels of the U.S. agricultural trade to Bulgaria...
The U.S. Census Bureau's export data tracks U.S. food and agricultural trade shipped directly to Poland. However, it does not measure the substantial levels of the U.S. agricultural trade to Poland routed through Western European ports of entry.
On February 21, the CPC Central Committee and the State Council jointly issued the annual policy guidelines on agriculture and rural development, known as the “No. 1 Document”.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced a review of specific sections of the Seeds Regulations.
On January, 6 the Central Bank of Argentina announced financing restrictions on importers of luxury goods, including but not limited to, champagne, whisky, liqueurs and other spirits...
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Ukraine: Green Light for Ukrainian Seeds to the EU

European Parliament has recognized equivalence of cereal seed produced in Ukraine. Growth of corn seed exports to the EU by international seed companies might be the most likely outcome.
As Kazakhstan continues to modernize its agricultural sector, there are growing opportunities for exports of U.S. seeds for sowing.