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GM Crop Imports to China Could Increase Brazil's Soy Exports

November 21, 2018

Brazil's soybean exports to China could increase further, according to Odilson Ribeiro e Silva, Brazil's Vice Minister of International Affairs.

About 80 percent of Brazil's soybean exports was sent to China this year, estimated to have hit a record of 83 million tonnes in total. Silva said that it could go more than this, hoping that they could also export soy meal. Last year, Brazil submitted a list of soymeal producers to China for export authorizations. He also mentioned that some GM products approved in Brazil have yet to be approved by China, preventing their widespread use in Brazil and the productivity gains they would bring.

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