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China's Biotech Policies and Their Impacts on U.S. Agricultural Exports to China

Song, Baohui; Marchant, Mary A.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
Abstract
China is a key player in global agricultural markets, and the number one importer of U.S. soybeans and cotton, whereby soybeans and cotton are two of the main biotech commodities commercialized in the United States. As of 2005, 87% of soybeans and 79% of cotton planted in the U.S. were biotech. Thus, changes in China's biotech policies may have a significant impact on U.S. biotech commodity exports to China. An understanding of the evolution of China's biotech regulations and factors that may influence China's future biotech policies is crucial for both U.S. producers and policymakers. This article introduces the development of China's biotech regulations in det...
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free text keywords: International Relations/Trade, Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies,
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