Bollgard I cotton line 531 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 I 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,
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