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Country's Decision or any other Communication
Record information and status
Record ID
112548
Status
Published
Date of creation
2017-09-29 07:08 UTC (NompumeleloM@daff.gov.za)
Date of publication
2017-09-29 07:08 UTC (NompumeleloM@daff.gov.za)

General information
Country submitting the decision or communication
  • South Africa
Competent National Authority(ies) responsible for the decision or communication
National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Hamilton St, Harvest House Building
Pretoria, 0001
South Africa, P/Bag X973
Phone:+27 12 3196382
Fax:+27 12 3196298
Email:NompumeleloM@daff.gov.za
Url:http://www.daff.gov.za/
Title / Reference number of the decision or communication
commodity clearance of 305423
Date of the decision
2011-09-26
Is the decision taken prior to entry into force of the Protocol?
No
Is this an amendment to a previous decision / communication?
No
Decision or communication details
Subject(s) of the decision
Uses of the LMO(s)
  • LMOs for direct use as food
  • LMOs for direct use as feed
  • LMOs for processing
Has the decision been taken in the absence of a domestic regulatory framework and in accordance with Article 11.6?
No
Importer’s or Applicant’s contact details
Dupont Pioneer
(Pioneer Hi-Bred RSA (Pty) Ltd.)
Centuriion, Gauteng
South Africa, 0046
Phone:+27 12 683 5700
Email:info@rsa.pioneer.com
Result of the decision
  • Approval of the import/use of the LMO(s) with conditions
Conditions
Import permit is still required for transboundary movement of this event.
The procedure to follow is to complete the application form for importation of a GMO that has obtained general release or commodity clearance under the GMO Act. 

The applicant still needs to comply with any other relevant legislation in South Africa, with particular reference to phytosanitary requirements.

The application form for importation of a GMO that has general release or commodity clearance status in SA is available on the website of the Department of Agriculture at http://www.daff.gov.za/daffweb3/Branches/Agricultural-Production-Health-Food-Safety/Genetic-Resources/Biosafety/Services/Word-Application-Forms
Reasons
356043 obtained commodity clearance under the Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) Act, 1997 (Act No. 15 of 1997).
LMO identification
DP-356Ø43-5 - Optimum™ GAT™ soybean
Resistance to herbicides - Glyphosate, Sulfonylurea
Show detection method(s)
Risk assessment
Risk assessment for 356043 soybean
DP-356Ø43-5 - Optimum™ GAT™ soybean
Resistance to herbicides - Glyphosate, Sulfonylurea
Decision document
Decision document