China has softened its three-year-old import restrictions on Canadian canola, federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said on Tuesday. China has approved one additional oilseed crushing plant, the 600,000-tonne CNOOC-Biolux plant in Nantong, Jiangsu province, to accept shipments of Canadian canola seed, a crop used to produce vegetable oil and animal feed China continues to restrict imports of Canadian canola due to concerns about the fungal disease blackleg…Full-text article: Canadian Cattlemen Apr 2013

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  • Canada, the world’s largest canola producer, now has access to 11 Chinese crushing facilities with a capacity of 5.5 million metric tons

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