China Allows Corn Imports From Myanmar

Beijing, CN (Reuters) — China started allowing imports from Myanmar Feb.18, the General Administration of Customs said on its website, as China seeks to diversify its grain origins, with supplies currently coming largely from the United States and Ukraine.

China's corn imports soared to record levels of 28 million tonnes last year amid tight domestic supplies, making it by far the world's top buyer.

Myanmar is not a major corn exporter, with exports of around 2 million tonnes in recent years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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