Monday, December 29, 2014

Agrisure Viptera® Trait Has Received Chinese Approval

 Chinese regulatory authorities have granted import approval for the Agrisure Viptera® trait
(Event MIR162).

This approval allows the importation of U.S. corn grain and processing byproducts, such as DDGs, with the Agrisure Viptera trait for food or feed use into China.

What does Chinese import approval of the Agrisure Viptera trait mean?
The Chinese regulatory approval allows the importation of U.S. corn grown with the Agrisure Viptera trait for food or feed use into China. Growers can be confident of another market for their grain and DDGs containing the Agrisure Viptera trait.

Where else has the Agrisure Viptera trait been approved?

The technology has been approved for cultivation in the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay, and for import in China, Japan, Mexico, Korea, Taiwan, Australia/New Zealand,the Philippines, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, the European Union, South Africa and Vietnam.

Where is the Agrisure Viptera trait available?
The Agrisure Viptera trait is available in hybrids from Burrus: Catalyst® 4685 3111 and
Catalyst® 7893 3111

What are the benefits of the Agrisure Viptera trait?

The Agrisure Viptera trait offers unsurpassed control of a broad spectrum of lepidopteran corn pests including corn earworm, black cutworm, fall armyworm and Western bean cutworm. The subsequent reduction in insect feeding lessens the occurrence of damaging mycotoxins, including aflatoxins, for improved grain quality. The Agrisure Viptera trait is available in the following trait stacks:  Agrisure Viptera 3110, Agrisure Viptera 3111, Agrisure Viptera 3220 E-Z Refuge® and Agrisure Duracade™ 5222 E-Z Refuge.

How do grain handlers obtain a Chinese Safety Certificate for Agrisure Viptera grain?
To apply, please visit and click on “Grain Marketing”. Once the application is complete, send it via email to or via fax (1-800-858-8664).  If there are any questions, please call 877-476-2676.

What is the status of the Agrisure Duracade trait import review in China?
The USDA approved the Agrisure Duracade trait in February 2013. Syngenta applied for Chinese import approval in March of 2013, the earliest possible time to do so under the current Chinese regulatory process. As is our normal process, Syngenta will announce when we receive import approval from China.

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