Publication: Some Important Provisions in China’s Revised Seed Law

by Zhu Zhenyan (Third World Network), TWN Info Service on Intellectual Property Issues (Mar16/02) 4 March 2016,

China’s revised Seed Law was adopted on 4 November 2015 by the Standing 
Committee of the National People’s Congress and the law went into effect on 1st January 2016. The revision process lasted almost 3 years and the revision of some provisions raised nationwide attention and debate among the industry, agricultural departments of all levels, research institutions and civil society groups.