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2016-09-09 20:02 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
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2016-09-09 20:03 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

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Biosafety Guidelines: Environmental Risk Assessment Of Genetically Modified Plants In Malaysia
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Malaysia
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This document provides guidelines for the Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) of Genetically Modified (GM) plants in Malaysia. It covers ERA of applications for the cultivation of GM plants, as well as for the import of food and feed containing or consisting of GM plants, or produced from GM plants. It also includes a chapter on ERA of plant-associated GM microorganisms.

These guidelines do not consider issues related to traceability, labelling or co-existence. Neither do they cover socio-economic and ethical issues, focusing primarily on potential environmental risks arising from GM plants.

The guidelines cover ERA of deliberate releases into the environment of GM plants for experimental purposes. While a formal ERA may not be necessary in applications for the contained use of GM plants, the guidelines nevertheless provide a framework which helps in the decision-making as to whether such an application should be approved or rejected.

Applications for the release, testing or importation should be made using the appropriate forms, NBB/A/ER/10/FORM A or NBB/A/ER/10/FORM C, which are included as Appendices 1 and 2, respectively. These can be downloaded from the website of the Malaysian Biosafety Clearing House of the Department of Biosafety, under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (http://www.biosafety.nre.gov.my).
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