ASTEC Global has signed an agreement with the Zhejian Forestry University to create a Sino Dutch Seed Technology Research Center. This SDSTRC will evaluate seed-technology products for the Chinese markets. The SDSTRC will act as a central base into China. With various Chinese Seed Institutes and Regions the SDSTRC already have activated development and technology programs. In October 2.007 the new buildings will be opened and the equipment will be operational.