China rejects unapproved GM corn from US

China rejected a cargo of U.S. corn because it contained a genetically modified variety that is not approved for import, a trade source said Monday.

The shipment contained Syngenta AG’s Agrisure Viptera corn, also known as MIR 162, the source said.

“It’s confirmed. It’s one cargo and MIR 162 was the problem,” said the source, who asked not to be identified.

China has not yet signed off on the variety but is expected to approve it later this year or in 2014, according to traders. It is approved for import by numerous U.S. trading partners, including Mexico, the European Union and Japan, the world’s top importer of corn.

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