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Approval to Import of Agricultural Genetically Modified Organisms By Overseas Traders

DATE:2013-04-27       SOURCE:MOA
 

Subject:

 

Approval to Import of Agricultural Genetically Modified Organisms by Overseas Traders

 

Handling approach:

 

Examination and approval  

 

Contents to be examined:

 

1. Characteristics of the GMO

2. Purpose of the GMO and safety in the process of transportation

3. Destination of the GMO

4. Approval of the GMO in the country of origin

 

Legal basis:

 

1. Regulations on Administration of Agricultural GMO Safety

2. Administrative Measures for Safety of Import of Agricultural GMOs (promulgated by Decree No. 9 of the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) in 2002 and revised by Decree No. 38 of MOA in 2004)

3. Announcement No. 349 of MOA (issued in 2004) 

 

Requirements:

 

1. Registration Form for Safety of Import of Agricultural GMOs (used as raw materials for processing)

2. Agricultural GMO Safety Certificate (Import) for developers from outside the Chinese mainland issued by MOA (photocopy)

3. Description on safety control measures during the import process

 

Procedures: 

 

1. Acceptance of application documents. The General Office for Administrative Examination and Approval of MOA accepts and preliminarily examines the Registration Form for Safety of Import of Agricultural GMOs (used as raw materials for processing) and related documents submitted by the applicant.

2. Expert examination. The Office for Agricultural GMO Safety of MOA designates an expert team to examine the application documents.

3. Reply. The Office for Agricultural GMO Safety makes a proposal according to the examination findings, submits it to the minister for final examination and then gives a written reply to the applicant.

 

Promised time limit: no more than 5 workdays after acceptance of application documents for safety assessment and no more than 20 workdays after safety assessment for a reply

 

Charge: 3000 yuan per application

1. Circular of the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Finance on Charges for Safety Assessment and Testing of Agricultural GMOs and Related Issues (Fagaijiage [2007] No. 3704)

 

Contact Information

Mail:  To: Agricultural Science & Technology Desk

Address: Administrative Examination and Approval Office

Ministry of Agriculture

No.11 Nongzhanguan Nanli, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

Postcode: 100125  

 

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