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OECD Unique Identifier Commodity Traits Latest entry uploaded on
ACS-GHØØ1-3 Cotton Glufosinate tolerance 05/02/2014
ACS-GMØØ5-3 Soyabean / Soybeans Glufosinate tolerance 20/01/2014
ACS-GMØØ6-4 Soyabean / Soybeans Glufosinate tolerance 20/01/2014
ACS-ZMØØ3-2 Corn / Maize Glufosinate tolerance 20/01/2014
BCS-GHØØ2-5 Cotton Glyphosate tolerance 28/02/2014
BCS-GHØØ2-5xACS-GHØØ1-3 Cotton Glufosinate tolerance,Glyphosate tolerance 28/02/2014
BCS-GHØØ4-7xBCS-GHØØ5-8 Cotton Insect resistance,Herbicide tolerance 06/03/2014
BEM-PV-051-1 Bean (common) Bean Golden Mosaic Virus (BGMV) resistance 30/01/2014
BPS-CV127-9 Soyabean / Soybeans Imidazolinone tolerance 23/01/2014
DAS-24236-5xDAS-21Ø23-5 Cotton Glufosinate tolerance,Lepidoptera resistance 28/02/2014
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Contact Information

Organization/agency name (Full name):
National Biosafety Technical Commission
Contact person name:
Edivaldo Domingues Velini
Physical full address:
SPO Area 5 Qd 3 Bl B S 10.1 Brasilia DF
Phone number:
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Country information about GM food safety assessment
Country introduction:
The Brazilian National Biosafety Commission – CTNBio , is responsible to the technical decision on biological risk as a response to a request from the proponent. The technical decision is given on a definitive basis. Only the National Biosafety Council (CNBS) can revoke the decision (in case of commercial release), based on social-economical reasons and not on biosafety reasons. Once a decision is taken by CTNBio favorable to the commercial release of a new GMO (being it a plant or any other organism), CNBS has 30 days to issue a revoke. After these steps, the new product must be evaluated for conformity to the Brazilian standards by the registration and enforcement agencies (ANVISA – Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Fisheries, according to the intended use of the product). If it conforms to the standards, it may be offered to the market. Every institution dealing with GMOs (including universities and public research institutes) has to have an Internal Biosafety Commission (CIBio), which is legally responsible of everything that may happen to be done or caused by the GMO
Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment
Relevant documents
Information on stacked events
Stacked events:
At the discretion of, and upon consultation with, CTNBio, a new analysis and issuance of technical opinion may be released on GMOs containing more than one event, combined through classic genetic improvement and which have been previously approved for commercial release by CTNBio
Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:
Dr. Edivaldo Domingues Velini (President of national Biosafety Commission)
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