Uruguay is now authorized to ship sorghum to China, according to the country’s Ministry of Agriculture.
In August, the two countries announced they had agreed on terms of a phytosanitary protocol. The protocol was officially signed on October 14th and covers sorghum for both feed and human consumption.
Currently, the Uruguayan ministry is collecting information from companies interested in exporting to China. This information will then be passed on to Chinese customs which may collect further information on the potential suppliers.
The volumes of sorghum from Uruguay to China will be relatively small. But at present, sorghum imports are predominately from the United States, and China is looking to diversify its sources of grain imports.