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On June 29, 2022, the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) released Announcement No. 53 of 2022 titled “Implementation of Conditional Retrieval Facilitation Measures for Imported Seed.”
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China: Final Seed Regulations Published

On January 21, 2022, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) published 2022 Decree No. 2 which amends some articles of four seed related regulations with immediate effect. These regulations include rules for registration of GE seed as well as crop variety registration and seed protection.
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China: Planting Seed 2021 Annual

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.
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China: Final Seed Law Published

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.
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”.