Officials from Argentina’s Agriculture Ministry and China’s State Administration of Grain (SAG) met in Buenos Aires on Tuesday [23 June 2015] to further strengthen bilateral ties, including grain production and commercialization. The meeting’s main focus was to deepen bilateral relations, with a special emphasis on expanding participation in cooperative sectors such as international commercialization of grain…Full Article: The Global Times June 2015

Key Points

  • In September 2015, an Argentine-Chinese Joint Committee for the Cooperation in Grain meeting is schedule to be held.
  • In 2012, Argentina’s Ministry of Agriculture and China’s State Administration of Grain (SAG) signed Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation relating to grain.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In August 2013, China permitted the importation of 60,000 metric tons of GMO Argentine corn. The corn was to be used for chicken and hog feed.
  • China’s State Administration of Grain (SAG) is one of the functional agencies of the State Council. It was established in 1999 on the basis of the former State Administration of Grain Reserves and is responsible for macro-regulation of national grain distribution, providing guidelines for the development of grain industry and administrating national grain reserves.

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