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China May Approve Several Biotech Crop Traits Sooner Than Later


According to Politico, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says that China may announce the approval of seven biotech crop traits this week during a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping. The cotton, four soybean and two corn varieties that have been languishing in China’s approval process for up to four years…those seven traits are considered to be the likeliest candidates because they are in the final phase of the Chinese approval system. But what Read More >

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Ag Groups Push China’s President Xi Jinping on Biotech

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The U.S. agriculture sector is urging President Barack Obama to pressure China’s President Xi Jinping to improve his country’s biotech approval process when the two meet later this September, Politico Pro Ag’s Bill Tomson recently reported. BIO along 100 signatories signed on to the September 4th letter to the White House, encouraging the president to squeeze biotech into the agenda. According to Tomson, Obama already engaged Xi on China’s unreliable approval process in November during the Asia-Pacific Read More >

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Can GMO’s can be a win-win for the U.S. and China?

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Much has been written in the media recently about China’s rejection of shipments containing varieties of unapproved genetically modified corn. Trade disruption such as this is unnecessary and costly because the product in question has been approved for use in food, feed and for cultivation in several countries, including Argentina, Brazil, the European Union and the United States. This exposes a significant vulnerability in global commodity trade, as most countries maintain a zero tolerance policy Read More >

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Program unveiled for third annual BIO Convention in China


The third annual BIO Convention in China is just around the corner, taking place Nov. 11-13 in Beijing, China. We’ve got an exciting mix of speakers, panels, and workshops scheduled. Keynote speakers include Washington Governor Jay Inslee, U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, CFDA Assistant Minister Bian Zhenjia, and China Center for Pharmaceutical Exchange Director General Zhao Yajun, as well as BIO’s own President and CEO James Greenwood. If you haven’t, be sure to take Read More >

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to Keynote BIO Convention in China


Next month, BIO will be hosting our 3rd Annual BIO Convention in China, November 11-13. We are very pleased that Washington Governor Jay Inslee will be joining us as our keynote speaker on November 12. “China is a rapidly growing market for America’s innovative biotechnology companies, including those in Washington State. As this market continues to expand, it will be increasingly important to develop collaborative relationships with the Chinese government, companies, and academic institutions. The BIO Convention Read More >

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