The UK will not be joining China as the country becomes a market for its biggest producers, a group which includes UK-based Syngenta and the United States-based Monsanto, the BBC reported.
The government has been consulting with the UK’s major producers to ensure the companies comply with the new regulations.
“We have consulted on the possibility of a trade deal with China but have not decided on it at this stage,” British Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman told the BBC.
The BBC reported that the group will be unable to import Chinese chemicals because they have been deemed “contaminants” under the EU’s chemicals directive.
China has been accused of poisoning the environment by dumping chemicals into the South China Sea.