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OECD Unique Identifier details

BPS-CV127-9.
Commodity: Soyabean / Soybeans
Traits: Herbicide tolerance
Iran
Name of product applicant: BASF Plant Science
Summary of application:

Genetically modified soybean line BPS-CV127-9 expresses the acetohydroxyacid synthase large sub-unit from Arabidopsis thaliana which confers tolerance to the imidazolinone herbicides.


 

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Date of authorization: 23/04/2018
Scope of authorization: Food
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Summary of the safety assessment (food safety):
Competent National Authority: Ministry of Health and Medical Education- Food & Drug Administration. Risk Assessment file is uploaded. https://bch.cbd.int/en/database/RA/BCH-RA-IR-114069/2
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Organization/agency name (Full name):
ABRII
Contact person name:
Gholamreza Salehi Jouzani
Website:
Physical full address:
Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII), Mahdasht Road, 31535-1897, Karaj, Iran
Phone number:
0098(26)32701132
Fax number:
0098(26)32701132
Country introduction:

Iran has ratified Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety in 2003. The National Biosafety Law has also been ratified in 2009. The regulations for the National Biosafety Law have been prepared and approved during last ten years. All these laws and regulations deal with Living GMOs (LMOs) and there is no Law for the regulation of the non-living GMOs. All these laws and regulations are accessible at: http://bch.cbd.int/database/results?searchid=622770. Codex principles for the risk analysis of foods derived from modern biotechnology and other guidelines such as the Codex guidelines for the conduct of food safety assessment of foods produced using recombinant-DNA plants and microorganisms are widely accepted and used.

The process for authorization of new LMO release includes comprehensive risk assessment and management analysis. Ministry of Agriculture (Jihade Keshavarzi) is responsible for approval of the release, import, export, transit and use of Agricultural Related LMOs. The requests should be forwarded to: a[email protected]; with a CC to National Focal Point: [email protected]. Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety National Focal Point is in charge of all liaison affairs related to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and acts as the contact point for the communications received. The Ministry of Health and Medical Education is in charge with the approval of all LMOs related to food and medicine. Environmental Protection Organization is in charge with the environmental release of LMOs in the wild nature and/or related to the wild organisms. Detailed procedure for authorization of GM food and feed is under preparation.

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Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:
Agricultural Jihad Ministry
 
Tehran, Tehran
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Phone: +98-21-64583301
Fax: +98-21-88947075
Email: [email protected]
Url: http://www.maj.ir

 

Ministry of Health and Medical Education- Food & Drug Administration
Food and Drug Administration, Fakhrerazi St., Enghelab Ave.
Tehran
Iran (Islamic Republic of), 1314715311
Phone: 009821-61927130
Fax: 009821-66405570
Email: [email protected],[email protected]
Url: http://fda.behdasht.gov.ir/

 

Paraguay
Name of product applicant: BASF
Summary of application:
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Date of authorization: 20/02/2014
Scope of authorization: Food and feed
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Summary of the safety assessment (food safety):
The risk analysis was performed following the CODEX Guidelines
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Where detection method protocols and appropriate reference material (non-viable, or in certain circumstances, viable) suitable for low-level situation may be obtained:
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Authorization expiration date (a blank field means there is no expiration date) no
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Organization/agency name (Full name):
Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería
Contact person name:
Santiago Bertoni
Website:
Physical full address:
Yegros 437 entre 25 de mayo y Cerro Cora
Phone number:
+595 981 256262
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Country introduction:

Paraguay is a land locked country that produces and exports agricultural products.The planting area of GMO is 4.5 million hectares, mainly soybeams, corn and cotton .The first regulatory framework entered into force 1997 with the creation of the agricultural biosafety commission. Risk assessments are made according to international guidelines.It is the fourth world exporter of soybeans and first world exporter of organic sugar.GM soybean production is around 10 million tons. Paraguay has a national biotechnology and biosafety policy approved in 2011

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Stacked events:

When a stacked event is approved, all possible combinations are approved.Previously evaluated single events are not reevaluated in stacks.

Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:

The competent authority is the Biosafety Comission under the Ministry of Agriculture and LivestockAdditional information on the site Wed conbio.mag.gov.py