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Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2018-08-23 05:48 UTC (NompumeleloM@daff.gov.za)
Date of publication
2018-08-23 05:48 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
Title / Reference number of the decision or communication
commodity clearance of A2704-12
Date of the decision
Is the decision taken prior to entry into force of the Protocol?
Is this an amendment to a previous decision / communication?
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?
Importer’s or Applicant’s contact details
Bayer 27 Wrench Road
1600 Isando
South Africa
South Africa
Phone:+2711 921 5168
Result of the decision
  • Approval of the import/use of the LMO(s) with 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
A2704-12 obtained commodity clearance under the Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) Act, 1997 (Act No. 15 of 1997).
LMO identification
ACS-GMØØ5-3 - Herbicide-tolerant soybean
Resistance to herbicides - Glufosinate
Show detection method(s)
Risk assessment
Risk assessment of A2704-12
ACS-GMØØ5-3 - Herbicide-tolerant soybean
Resistance to herbicides - Glufosinate
Decision document
Decision document