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Country's Decision or any other Communication (DEC)

last updated: 23 Nov 2022
Amendment
No
General Information
Conditional commodity clearance of soybean event HB4
EN
22 Sep 2022
No
Subject of the decision, notification, communication or declaration
  • Decision on LMOs for direct use as food or feed, or for processing (Article 11, LMOs-FFP)
  • Decision on import of LMOs (Article 11.4)
LMOs for direct use as food or feed, or for processing (LMOs-FFP)
  • LMOs for direct use as food
  • LMOs for direct use as feed
  • LMOs for processing
No
Result of the decision
Approval of the import and/or use of the LMO(s) with conditions
Import permit is still required for transboundary movement of this event. The procedure to follow is to complete the application form for importation of a GMO that has obtained general release or commodity clearance under the GMO Act. The applicant still needs to comply with any other relevant legislation in South Africa, with particular reference to phytosanitary requirements. The application form for importation of a GMO that has general release or commodity clearance status in SA is available on the website of the Department of Agriculture at http://www.dalrrd.gov.za/daffweb3/Branches/Agricultural-Production-Health-Food-Safety/Genetic-Resources/Biosafety/Services/Word-Application-Forms
EN
HB4 obtained commodity clearance under the Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) Act, 1997 (Act No. 15 of 1997)
EN
LMO identification & risk assessment
  • BCH-LMO-SCBD-112020-2 Living Modified Organism IND-ØØ41Ø-5 - Verdeca HB4 Soybean
    Verdeca | Selectable marker genes and reporter genes, Tolerance to abiotic stress (Drought, Salinity)
Document on the decision, communication, notification or declaration
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