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State Grain Administration 2008/12/18

State Grain Administration is responsible for studying and putting forward medium and long-term strategies for national grain macro-management, overall balance and grain distribution, plans for grain import and export and proposals on the procurement, storage and drawing down of central grain reserve; drafting programs for national grain distribution system reform and implementing such programs; drafting laws, regulations and relevant policies concerning nationwide grain distribution and central grain reserve management; working out plans for the construction of national grain distributing, storage and processing facilities; putting forward grain purchase prices and guidelines for protective procurement prices and limited sale prices; administering grain quality standards in cooperation with General Administration of Quality Supervision,Inspection and Quarantine; formulating technical norms for national grain reserve management and supervising their implementation; recommending the scale and overall layout of central grain reserve and plans for the procurement, marketing, import and export of grain in central reserve and supervising their implementations; supervising and inspecting the storage, quality and security of central grain reserve; and guiding the operations China Grain Reserve Corporation.