China Issues New Rules on US DDG Imports

Posted by Eric Haun
Thursday, July 24, 2014

China's Import Inspection Authority, AQSIQ, is now requiring U.S. distiller's dried grains imports to be officially certified free of the MIR 162 GMO trait, the U.S. Grains Council, an export trade group, said in a letter emailed to Reuters by a trade source.

The new requirement is effective immediately, the letter said. All DDGs shipments departing from July 24 that do not meet the certification requirement will be rejected, the North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) said in a note to members, emailed to Reuters by another trade source.

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) added it would have to "discontinue its role as the agent for U.S. ethanol companies in submitting registration dossiers" to China's Ministry of Agriculture as a result of the new requirement and China's new regulations on registering U.S. ethanol plants that intend exporting DDGs, according to the USGC's letter.

Neither the U.S. Grains Council nor the NAEGA were immediately available for comment.

Distiller's dried grains is a byproduct of corn ethanol refining. China stopped issuing import permits for U.S. DDGs in June on concerns it might contain the unapproved MIR 162 GMO trait. The strain, which was developed by Syngenta AG, has not been approved for import by China's agricultural ministry.

(Reporting by Christine Stebbins and Julie Ingwersen; editing by Matthew Lewis)

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter April 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Bulk Carrier Trends

Baltic Index Down for Third Straight Session

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell on Tuesday for the third straight session, as demand for bigger vessels weakened.

Lerwick Harbor sees Seasonal Boost

The opening of the offshore season in northern waters has seen specialist oil industry vessels return to Lerwick Harbor during April to support subsea development projects.

India's Highest non-coking coal discharge at Gangavaram Port

Gangavaram Port, the deepest and the most modern port in the country, has created yet another historical milestone record by discharging 1,56,339 metric tons of Non-Coking Coal from the vessel M.

Government Update

Libya Eastern Oil Company Blocks Tanker Loading Crude for Tripoli Rival

An oil company set up by Libya's eastern government is preventing a tanker from loading a cargo for its Tripoli rival, the National Oil Corporation (NOC), officials said on Tuesday.

UN to Start Inspecting Commercial Shipments to Yemen

The United Nations will start inspecting shipments to rebel-held ports in Yemen in a bid to boost commercial imports and enforce an arms embargo, the world body said on Tuesday,

US Leaders Work toward Supply Chain Innovation

The Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC) Supply Chain Innovation Team Initiative, led by Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye, was launched today at FMC headquarters in Washington, D.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0533 sec (19 req/sec)