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China bans entry of transgenic organism materials

By Xin Yuhao (Guangming Daily)

16:54, March 02, 2012

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

According to a new revision of regulation, the catalogue of animals, plants and their products that are not allowed to be carried or posted into the China was expanded.

In the revised Catalogues, edible bird's nest, animal derived Chinese medicinal materials, animal derived fertilizer, organically cultivated media and transgenic organism materials are explicitly included.

The revision was jointly revised and issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) in accordance with the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Entry and Exit Animal and Plant Quarantine and Regulations for the Implementation of the law.

Li Yuanping, spokesman of the AQSIQ, said that the revised catalogue, compared with the 1992 edition, combines the separated Catalogues regarding plants and animals, which states clearly that the applicable objects are animals, plants and their products carried or posted into the country by passengers. And it further defined the limit fields of live animals, meat, dairy products, animal derived feed, vegetables and other articles.

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