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Country's Decision or any other Communication
Record information and status
Record ID
5666
Status
Published
Date of creation
2004-06-25 07:20 UTC (michellev@nda.agric.za)
Date of last update
2019-02-11 12:22 UTC (NompumeleloM@daff.gov.za)
Date of publication
2019-02-11 12:22 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
General release of MON15985-7 cotton
Is the decision taken prior to entry into force of the Protocol?
Yes
Jurisdiction
  • South Africa
Is this an amendment to a previous decision / communication?
No
Decision or communication details
Subject(s) of the decision
  • Decision under the Simplified Procedure (Article 13)
Does the decision specify cases when the intentional transboundary movement of LMOs may take place at the same time of the notification to the Party of import?
No
Does the decision specify cases when the intentional transboundary movement of LMOs should be exempted from the Advance Informed Agreement (AIA) procedure?
Yes
LMO identification
MON-15985-7 - Bollgard II™ cotton
Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin, Streptomycin Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) Selectable marker genes and reporter genes
Show detection method(s)
Risk assessment
conditional general release of MON15985 x MON88913
MON-88913-8 x MON-15985-7 - Roundup Ready™ Flex™ Bollgard II™ cotton
Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin, Streptomycin
Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)
Resistance to herbicides - Glyphosate
Selectable marker genes and reporter genes
Decision document
Decision document
Additional Information
Additional Information
Bollgard II cotton has obtained general release clearance (commercial planting/placing on the market) under the Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) Act, 1997 (Act No. 15 of 1997).

The South African Government does not require the information listed in Article 8 and the advanced informed agreement procedure in Article 10, for the imports of Bollgard II cotton.

The procedure to follow is to complete the application form for "importation of a LMO that has obtained general release or commodity clearance under the GMO Act".

Please note that every import into SA is still subject to any other applicable legislation in SA, with particular reference to phytosanitary requirements under the Agricultural Pest Act, 1983.

The application form for "importation of a LMO that has obtained general release or commodity clearance under the GMO Act" is available on the website of the Department of Agriculture at http://www.nda.agric.za/docs/geneticresources/geneticcontrol.htm