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On 5 March, 2015, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MIIT) released the Second List of New Pesticide Production Enterprises Not Allowed to Put on Record in 2014.
On 10 March, 2015, awards including 2014 Top 10 Chinese Pesticides Exporters and 2014 Overseas Market Expansion Award and so on were released at the opening dinner of the 16th China International Agrochemical & Crop Protection Exhibition (CAC 2015) and the 2015 China International New Fertilizer & Pesticide Exhibotion held by China International Trade Promotion Council of Chemical Industry Branch in Shanghai.
As various refined policies based on the new Environmental Protection Law of the People's Republic of China have been promulgated across China, the pesticide industry is become one of those that are influenced greatly under the iron-fist new law.
In Jan. 2015, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture of China, Yu Xinrong, said that the growth of potato to be a staple grain should be guided by science and technology. As a large downstream industry of potato, potato starch will be affected in terms of the following aspects:
In 2014, China’s HFCS export declined over last year. According to China Customs, China exported 162,324 tonnes of HFCS (with the customs code 17026000) in 2014, while the figure was 186,272 tonnes in 2013.
On 31 Dec., 2014, the Ministry of Finance of China (MOF) adjusted partial products’ export rebate, including raising the export rebates of some high value added products, corn processed products and textile clothes, which had been implemented since 1 Jan., 2015. Lysine is included in one of the products.
During 4-8 Nov., 2014, the China International Industry Fair was held in Shanghai. In the fair, the East China University of Science and Technology revealed its production technology of biological ethanol. Its core technology lies in the application of cladosporium resinae.
In recent years, Tongliao City, Liaoning Province, has been sparing no efforts to develop its corn deep processing industry, receive transferred industry from developed regions in China and build up its own industry cluster.
The domestic price of corn has continued to fall since Aug. By middle Nov., the average price of corn was USD368/t, down by 3.4% over that in Oct. 2014. But according to the market update, the price of the corn has already touched its bottom, with even slight increase in certain regions.
In Feb. 2015, Deputy Secretary of the China Crop Protection Industry Association (CCPIA), Li Zhengxian, said to a reporter that the Jiangsu Environmental Protection Bureau plans to start an environmental protection examination for its pesticide enterprises based on the nationwide one in 2014.