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Country's Decision or any other Communication
Record information and status
Record ID
113454
Status
Published
Date of creation
2018-05-21 06:48 UTC (azareena@nre.gov.my)
Date of publication
2018-05-26 02:56 UTC (anita@nre.gov.my)

General information
Country submitting the decision or communication
  • Malaysia
Competent National Authority(ies) responsible for the decision or communication
Malaysian Department of Biosafety
Level 1, Podium 2, Wisma Sumber Asli
No. 25, Persiaran Perdana, Precinct 4
Putrajaya, Federal Territory
Malaysia, 62574
Phone:+603 8886 1746 / 1579
Fax:+603-8889 5604
Email:biosafety@nre.gov.my,norsham@nre.gov.my
Url:Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, MALAYSIA,Department of Biosafety Malaysia
Title / Reference number of the decision or communication
JBK(S) 602-1/1/42
Date of the decision
2018-05-22
Is the decision taken prior to entry into force of the Protocol?
No
Jurisdiction
  • Malaysia
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
Exporter’s contact details
Mr Mong Yang Tan
Commercial Unit Head
Syngenta Crop Protection Sdn Bhd
MR1-02-02
Sri Acapella Commercial Annex
No. 1, Jalan Lompat Tinggi 13/33
Seksyen 13
Shah Alam, Selangor
Malaysia, 40100
Phone:+603 55109878
Email:mon_yang.tan@syngenta.com
Importer’s or Applicant’s contact details
Mr Mong Yang Tan
Commercial Unit Head
Syngenta Crop Protection Sdn Bhd
MR1-02-02
Sri Acapella Commercial Annex
No. 1, Jalan Lompat Tinggi 13/33
Seksyen 13
Shah Alam, Selangor
Malaysia, 40100
Phone:+603 55109878
Email:mon_yang.tan@syngenta.com
Result of the decision
  • Approval of the import/use of the LMO(s) with conditions
Conditions
1) There shall be clear documentation by the exporter describing the product which shall be declared to the Royal Malaysian Customs.
2) There shall be clear labeling of the product from importation to all levels of marketing stating that it is only for the purpose of food, feed and processing, and is not to be used as planting material.
3) Should the approved person receive any credible and/or scientifically proven information that indicates any adverse effect of MZIR098 corn, the National Biosafety Board shall be informed immediately (for a review as in Section 18 of the Biosafety Act).
4) Any spillage (during loading/unloading/transportation) shall be collected and cleaned up immediately.
5) Transportation of the consignment from the port of entry to any destination within the country shall be in secured and closed condition.
Reasons
The conditions are imposed so that the product will not be intentionally introduced into the environment (planting
LMO identification
SYN-ØØØ98-3 - Insect resistant herbicide tolerant maize
Syngenta (Novartis (Ciba-Geigy)) Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Coleoptera (beetles) - Western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera), Northern corn rootworm (Diabrotica barberi) Resistance to herbicides - Glufosinate
Risk assessment
RISK ASSESSMENT REPORT OF THE GENETIC MODIFICATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE (GMAC) FOR AN APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL FOR RELEASE OF PRODUCTS OF MZIR098 CORN FOR SUPPLY OR OFFER TO SUPPLY
SYN-ØØØ98-3 - Insect resistant herbicide tolerant maize
Syngenta (Novartis (Ciba-Geigy))

Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Coleoptera (beetles) - Western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera), Northern corn rootworm (Diabrotica barberi)
Resistance to herbicides - Glufosinate
Additional Information
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