LIVE TREES AND OTHER PLANTS; BULBS, ROOTS AND THE LIKE; CUT FLOWERS AND ORNAMENTAL FOLIAGE (HS 06); EDIBLE VEGETABLES AND CERTAIN ROOTS AND TUBERS (HS 07); EDIBLE FRUIT AND NUTS; PEEL OF CITRUS FRUIT OR MELONS (HS 08); CEREALS (HS 10)
Updating the List of Commodities for Importation Requiring GM Declaration (4 page(s), in English)
In line with DA Administrative Order 08 Series of 2002 rules and regulations for the importation and release into the environment of plants and plants products derived from the use of Modern Technology, the draft Memorandum aims to update the list of commodities for importation requiring genetically modified (GM) declaration. AO 08 Series of 2002 covers the importation or release into the environment of: 1. any plant which has been altered or produced through the use of modern biotechnology if the donor organism, host organism, or vector or vector agent belongs to any of the genera or taxa classified by BPS as meeting the definition of plant pest or is a medium for the introduction of noxious weeds; or 2. Any plant or plant product altered or produced through the use of modern biotechnology which may pose significant risks to human health and the environment based on available scientific and technical information.