China allows first-ever U.S. rice importsStaff Writer | December 28, 2018
China has opened the door to imports of rice from the United States for the first time ever.
Asia Imports of brown rice, polished rice and crushed rice are now permitted
It wasn't immediately clear how much rice China, which sources rice imports from within Asia, might seek to buy from the United States. But the move, which comes after years of talks on the matter, follows pledges from China's commerce ministry of further U.S. trade openings earlier this week.
As of Dec. 27, imports of brown rice, polished rice and crushed rice from the United States are now permitted, as long as cargoes meet China's inspection standards and are registered with the United States Department of Agriculture. ■