China allowing corn imports from Brazil, but imported crop can't be used in planting, says Chinese government agency

BEIJING , April 9, 2014 () – China has allowed import of corn from Brazil but the imported crop can not be used in planting, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (GAQSIQ) said in a notice published on its website Tuesday.

According to the notice, the quality watchdogs of China and Brazil signed an agreement to permit Brazil's exporting corn to China if the corn meets the related inspection and quarantine requirements.

The move indicates that China has made a further step in promoting diversification of corn imports. Currently, more than 90 percent of China's corn imports are from the US. (Edited by Liu Xiaoyun,

(c) 2014 Xinhua News Agency

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