Safety Information

China Safety Certificate Trader Forms

Please note: As of January 2019 Monsanto has revised its application process for safety certificates for the export of grain containing biotech events to China. New applications for safety certificates are now available through the links below (under How to Request Final Chinese Safety Certificates for Monsanto Biotech Events). Grain traders with pending applications should resubmit any pending requests using the new applications. 


The Chinese government’s approval of the final safety certificates for the importation of grain from biotech crops is good news for growers who plant crops improved through biotechnology. China is a very important market for these products. The issuance of these final safety certificates as per the guidelines issued in January 2002 will allow for a more predictable process for traders and continued trade of these biotech products.



What Do These Guidelines Require?

These guidelines require a comprehensive review of the safety assessment studies for all imported biotech events. In addition, traders are required to apply for safety certificates from biotechnology trait developers for use in obtaining approval for import from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) prior to shipping into the country.



Which Monsanto Products Have Been Granted Safety Certificate Approvals for the MOA?

Safety certificates for the following events have been issued to Monsanto Company by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARA) or Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) through the AgGMO Office, based on proprietary packages of safety information provided by Monsanto:


Roundup Ready® Soybean, Event 40-3-2


Roundup Ready® Corn 2, Event NK603


YieldGard® Corn Borer, Event MON810


YieldGard VT™ Corn, Event MON88017


YieldGard VT PRO™ corn, Event MON 89034


DroughtGard® Corn, Event MON 87460


Roundup® Hybridization System Corn, Event MON 87427


Bollgard® Cotton, Event 531


Roundup Ready® Cotton, Event 1445


Bollgard II® Cotton, Event 15985


Roundup Ready®  Flex Cotton, Event MON88913


Roundup Ready® Canola, Event RT73(GT73)


TruFlexTM Roundup Ready Canola, Event MON 88302


Roundup Ready 2 Yield™ Soybean, Event 89788


Intacta RR2 PRO™ Soybean, Event MON87701XMON89788


Roundup Ready® Sugarbeet H7-1


Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® Soybean Event MON 87708


High Oleic Soybean, Event MON 87705


Stearidonic Acid Soybeans (SDA), Event Mon 87769


How Long Are the Certificates Valid?
  • Certificates for the corn, canola, and soybean events listed above are good for 3 years from the date of issue. Certificates for the cotton events listed above are good for 3 or 5 years from the date of issue. Certificates for Intacta RR2 Pro grain from Argentina may be used until February 28, 2021.
  • View a complete list of the events expiration.


How to Request Final Chinese Safety Certificates for Monsanto Biotech Events: