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China suspends clearance of Canadian canola from Viterra from March 26 - customs

China suspends clearance of Canadian canola from Viterra from March 26 - customs
FILE PHOTO: Canola seeds are seen after they have been harvested on Barry Lang's farm near Beiseker, Alberta, September 27, 2013. REUTERS/Todd Korol/File Photo   -   Copyright  Todd Korol(Reuters)
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China has suspended clearance of Canadian canola shipments by Viterra Inc and related companies from March 26, said the General Administration of Customs in a statement on its website on Tuesday.

The company’s registration to ship canola to China has been cancelled, it said, to prevent the introduction of pests into the country.

The company is the second to have its registration cancelled, after Beijing halted shipments from Richardson International earlier this month.

(Reporting by Dominique Patton, editing by Louise Heavens)

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