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Brazil urges China to clarify proposed new soy standard – Ag Ministry official

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil has urged China to clarify some aspects of a new national soy standard that changes the bean's quality requirements, including how the new "standard" will be implemented, an Agriculture Ministry official said on Monday, June 28.

China's proposal to introduce a new standard for the oilseed, currently being debated at the World Trade Organization, is expected to replace a 2009 standard, said Glauco Bertoldo, head of the Department of Plant Origin Products Inspection (DIPOV).

China notified the WTO in February and the new proposal comes at a time when Brazil is reviewing its . . .

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