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Approval to Use of Imported Agricultural Genetically Modified Organisms as Consumer Goods

DATE:2013-05-03       SOURCE:MOA
 

 Subject:

 

Approval to Use of Imported Agricultural Genetically Modified Organisms as Consumer Goods 

 

Handling approach:

 

Examination and approval

 

Contents to be examined:

 

1. Characteristics of the GMO

2. Purpose of the GMO and safety during transportation

3. Destination of the GMO

4. Approval for the GMO in the country of origin

 

Legal basis:

 

1. Regulations on Administration of Agricultural GMO Safety  

2. Administrative Measures for Safety Assessment of Agricultural GMOs (promulgated by Decree No. 8 of the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) in 2002 and revised by Decree No. 38 of MOA in 2004)

3. Announcement No. 349 of MOA

 

Requirements:

 

The following documents are required:

1. Registration Form for Safety of Import of Agricultural GMOs (directly for consumption)

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

3. Description on safety precautions 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 (directly for consumption) and related documents submitted by the applicant.

2. Expert examination. The Office for Agricultural GMO Safety of MOA designates experts 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: 20 workdays

 

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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