Yieldgard maize (MON810) 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 imports of MON810 maize hybrids.
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.
The applicant still need to comply with any other relevant
legislation in South Africa, with particular reference to
The application form for importation of a LMO that has general
release or commodity clearance status in SA is available on the
website of the Department of Agriculture at