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Top Environmental Authority in China Proposes Amendment to the Solid Waste Law

On July 11, 2018, China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (“MEE”) released a draft proposal to amend the country’s solid waste statute.[1]  Among other changes, the draft proposed to restrict solid waste releases from industrial facilities under the pollutant emission permit program, prohibit all solid waste imports into China, require mandatory contracts between waste generators and third-party handlers, and increase penalties for violations. The deadline for submitting comments to MEE is August 18, 2018. Read More ›

What’s New with China’s Chemical Import and Export Regulatory Programs

In 2017, China updated its new chemical registration program and toxic chemical import and export control program and introduced a new chemical program – chemical substances subject to prioritized control.[1]  This alert provides an overview of China’s environmental and safety regulations on chemical products in light of these updates.  Read More ›

USDA Announces New Phytosanitary Requirements for Soybean Exports to China

On December 27, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) announced a new procedure for U.S. soybean exporters to comply with China’s phytosanitary import requirements and ensure the continued export of U.S. soybeans.  Soybean growers and exporters in the United States should understand the new procedure, which went into effect on January 1, 2018 and applies to both bulk and container shipments of raw, unprocessed soybeans to China. Read More ›

USDA Issues Annual Agricultural Biotechnology Report for China

On December 29, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA-FAS) issued its annual report on the status of agricultural biotechnology in China.  According to the new report, which outlines China’s recent trade, policy, and marketing activities in connection with both plant and animal biotechnology, China has still not approved any major genetically engineered (GE) food or feed crops for cultivation, notwithstanding pledges it made in 2016 to advance commercialization of new domestic types of Bt corn, Bt cotton, and herbicide-resistant soy by 2020.  Particularly given China’s status as the largest importer of GE crops and one of the largest producers of GE cotton in the world, the new report is important to agriculture and biotechnology stakeholders in the United States and around the world.  Read More ›