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Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2012-12-10 07:29 UTC (sharifah@nre.gov.my)
Date of last update
2020-08-03 06:52 UTC (anita@biosafety.gov.my)
Date of publication
2020-08-03 06:52 UTC (anita@biosafety.gov.my)

General information
Country submitting the decision or communication
  • Malaysia
Competent National Authority(ies) responsible for the decision or communication
Department of Biosafety Malaysia
Level 1, Podium 2, Wisma Sumber Asli
No. 25, Persiaran Perdana, Precinct 4
Malaysia, 62574
Phone:+603 8886 1579,+603 8886 1746
Fax:+603-8890 4935
Url:Department of Biosafety Malaysia
Title / Reference number of the decision or communication
JBK(S) 602-1/1/9
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
Ms Lisa James
Regulatory Affairs Manager
Monsanto Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Pasir Gudang, Johor Bahru
Phone:+65 9235 4849
Result of the decision
  • Approval of the import/use of the LMO(s) with conditions
1) There shall be clear documentation describing MON89788 soybean by the exporter which shall be declared to the Customs at the entry points of Malaysia.
2) There shall be clear labeling of the product from importation down to all levels of marketing to state 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 scientifically proven information that confirms any adverse effect of MON89788 soybean, the National Biosafety Board authority shall be informed immediately.
4) Any spillage (during loading/unloading) shall be collected and cleaned up immediately.
5) Transportation of the consignment from the port of entry to any destination within the country must be in closed containers.
6) A post-monitoring plan should be implemented, whereby the approved person shall submit a yearly report to the National Biosafety Board in compliance with procedures for handling any spillage.
The conditions were imposed so that the product will not be intentionally introduced into the environment (planting). 

LMO identification
MON-89788-1 - Roundup Ready2Yield™ soybean
Resistance to herbicides - Glyphosate
Show detection method(s)
Risk assessment
Risk Assessment Report of the Genetic Modification Advisory Committee (GMAC) for an Application for Approval for Release of Products of MON 89788 Glyphosate Tolerant Soybean
MON-89788-1 - Roundup Ready2Yield™ soybean
Resistance to herbicides - Glyphosate
Decision document
Additional Information
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