Syngenta Receives Official Chinese Import Approval for Agrisure Viptera MIR 162 Corn

Syngenta Receives Official Chinese Import Approval for Agrisure Viptera MIR 162 Corn

Chinese approval of Agrisure Viptera (MIR 162) corn trait joins approval in seven other countries

Syngenta on Monday announced that it has received the safety certificate for its Agrisure Viptera trait (event MIR162) from China's regulatory authorities, formally granting import approval.

The approval covers corn grain and processing byproducts, such as dried distillers grains, for food and feed use.

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The Agrisure Viptera trait is a key component of Syngenta's insect control solutions, offering growers protection against the broadest spectrum of above-ground corn pests and enabling significant crop yield gains.

Chinese approval of Agrisure Viptera (MIR 162) corn trait joins approval in seven other countries

Agrisure Viptera has been approved for cultivation in the USA since 2010 and has also been approved for cultivation in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Syngenta originally submitted the import approval dossier to the Chinese authorities in March 2010.

In addition to China, Agrisure Viptera has been approved for import into Australia/New Zealand, Belarus, the European Union, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Source: Syngenta

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