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DAS-Ø15Ø7-1xMON-ØØ81Ø-6xMON-ØØ6Ø3-6
Commodity: Corn / Maize
Traits: Glufosinate tolerance,Glyphosate tolerance,Lepidoptera resistance
European Union
Name of product applicant: Pioneer
Summary of application:

DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 maize expresses the Cry1F protein which confers protection against certain lepidopteran pests and the PAT protein, which confers tolerance to glufosinate-ammonium based herbicides. DAS-59122-7 maize expresses Cry34Ab1 and Cry35Ab1 proteins which confer protection against certain coleopteran pests and the PAT protein, which confers tolerance to glufosinate-ammonium based herbicides. MON-ØØ81Ø-6 maize expresses the Cry1Ab protein, which confers protection against certain lepidopteran pests. MON-ØØ6Ø3-6 maize expresses the CP4 EPSPS protein, which confers tolerance to glyphosate-containing herbicides.

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Date of authorization: 03/08/2018
Scope of authorization: Food and feed
Links to the information on the same product in other databases maintained by relevant international organizations, as appropriate. (We recommend providing links to only those databases to which your country has officially contributed.): EU Register of authorised GMOs
Summary of the safety assessment (food safety):
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Method for detection: the quantitative event-specific PCR detection methods for maize 1507 × 59122 × MON 810 × NK603 are those validated for genetically modified maize events DAS-Ø15Ø7-1, DAS-59122-7, MON-ØØ81Ø-6 and MON-ØØ6Ø3-6. Reference material: ERM®-BF418 (for DAS-Ø15Ø7-1), ERM®-BF424 (for DAS-59122-7), ERM®-BF413 (for MON-ØØ81Ø-6) and ERM®-BF415 (for MON-ØØ6Ø3-6) are accessible via the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. The relevant links are provided below.
Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment: Method for detection
Reference Material
Opinion of the European Food Safety Authority
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Authorization expiration date (a blank field means there is no expiration date) 05/08/2028
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European Union
Contact person name:
Alexandre Huchelmann
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European Commission B232 04/106 1047 Brussels
Phone number:
3222954092
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The process for authorising a new GMO is based on the EU regulation on GM food and feed (1829/2003). An application for authorising food or feed consisting of or made from a GMO must be submitted to the national authorities. The national authority then sends the application to the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) for a risk assessment. EFSA then makes the application summary available to the public. No matter where in the EU the company applies, EFSA assesses the risks the GMO presents for the environment, human health and animal safety. If the application covers cultivation, EFSA delegates the environmental risk assessment to an EU country which sends EFSA its risk assessment report. After performing the risk assessment, EFSA submits its scientific opinion to the European Commission and to EU countries. The opinion is made available to the public, except for certain confidential aspects. Once EFSA publishes its risk assessment, the public has 30 days to comment on the Commission website for applications under Reg. 1829/2003, and on the Joint Research Centre website on the assessment report of the "lead" EU country for applications under Directive 2001/18. Within 3 months of receiving EFSA's opinion, the Commission grants or refuses the authorisation in a proposal. If it differs from EFSA’s opinion, it must explain why. National representatives approve the Commission’s proposal by qualified majority in: (1) The Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health if the application was submitted under Reg. 1829/2003; (2) The Regulatory Committee under Directive 2001/18/EC if the application was submitted under Dir. 2001/18. The proposal is adopted if the Committee agrees with it. If there is no opinion, the Commission may summon an Appeal Committee where EU countries can adopt or reject the proposal. If the Appeal Committee makes no decision, the Commission may adopt its proposal. Authorisations are valid for 10 years (renewable).

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Argentina
Name of product applicant: Pioneer Argentina S.R.L.
Summary of application:

The corn plants TC1507 x MON810 x NK603, have been obtained by conventional breeding to express the proteins Cry1F, Cry1Ab, (from Bacillus thuringiensis var. Aizawai and var kurstaki respectively) proteins that confer resistance to certain lepidopteran insects; PAT (phosphinothricin acetyltransferase), a protein that confers tolerance to glufosinate ammonium and CP4 EPSPS protein (derived from Agrobacterium tumefasciens strain CP4) that confers tolerance to glyphosate.

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Date of authorization: 15/10/2013
Scope of authorization: Food and feed
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Summary of the safety assessment (food safety):
• Inheritance studies conducted indicated that Mendelian segregation exists. • New expression proteins in grain are expressed in low levels. • It is substantially equivalent to its non-transgenic counterpart. • No evidence of similarity or homology was found with known toxic proteins. • There is no evidence of expression of known allergenic substances for the proteins expressed in the event. • The feeding study carried out with broiler chickens showed that there are no adverse dietary effects. • The studies evaluated indicate absence of interaction effects between the proteins of the events when they are accumulated. It is concluded that the event TC1507 x MON810 x NK603 is equivalent to its conventional counterpart, therefore, it is as safe and not less nutritious than conventional commercial soybean. http://www.senasa.gob.ar/sites/default/files/ARBOL_SENASA/INFORMACION/17_y_18_-tc1507xmon810xnk603_espanol.pdf
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Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment: Decision Document - Safety Assessment Summary
GMO approvals for food/feed
Food and feed safety asssessment of GMOs - Argentina
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Organization/agency name (Full name):
Ministerio de Agroindustria
Contact person name:
Andrés Maggi
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Physical full address:
Paseo Colón Avenue 367, 3° floor, City of Buenos Aires
Phone number:
54 11 5222 5986
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In Argentina, the food and feed risk assessment process of transformation events, as the result of modern biotechnology, is carried out by the National Service for Agrifood Health and Quality (Senasa). The General Office of Biotechnology, is the area responsible for carrying out this task. It has an specific professional team and the advise of a Technical Advisory Committee composed of experts from several scientific disciplines representing different sectors involved in the production, industrialization, consumption, research and development of genetically modified organisms.

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Stacked events:

Stacked events with all single events approved, are assessed as a new event, but with much less requirements, always on a case-by-case basis.

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National Service for Agrifood Health and Quality (Senasa)

https://www.argentina.gob.ar/senasa

 

https://www.argentina.gob.ar/senasa/programas-sanitarios/biotecnologia

Brazil
Name of product applicant: Du Pont do Brasil
Summary of application:

TC1507 x MON810 x NK603 corn resulting from crossing, by classical genetic
improvement, of genetically modified corn events for resistance to insects attack and tolerance
to herbicides, TC1507, MON810 and NK603 for the purposes of cultivation, human and animal
consumption, manipulation, transportation, disposing of, import and export, as well as any
other activities related to such corn and progenies therefrom. The event, obtained by TC1507 x
MON810 x NK603 gene stacking, inherited from its parental TC1507 genes cry1F and pat,
from parental MON810 gene cry1Ab and from parental NK603 gene cp4 epsps. Stability of
inserts in crossings containing the three events was confirmed by Southern blot analyses. Gene
cry1F was isolated from Bacillus thuringiensis var. aizawai and gene cry1Ab from Bacillus
thuringiensis subsp. Kurstaki, and proteins coded by them, Cry1F and Cry1Ab grant the plants
protection against certain corn pest insects of the Lepidoptera order. The action of the proteins
is mediated by specific receptors located at the intestinal cells of susceptible insects
(mammals, fish, birds and other non-target insects fail to have such receptors). Gene pat
inherited from parental TC1507, was isolated from Streptomyces viridochromogenes strain
Tu494 and codifies for enzyme phosphinothricin N-acetyltransferase (PAT), capable of
chemically inactivating herbicides derived from phosphinothricin, such as ammonium
glyphosate, making cells and plants containing it to acquire resistance. Protein CP4 EPSPS
(CP4 5-Enol-Pyruvylshikimate-3-Phosphate Synthase) coded by gene cp4 epsps (isolated from
Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain CP4) grants tolerance to the glyphosate herbicide. The
action of glyphosate is due to its ability of blocking the activity of the target enzyme, EPSPS,therefore interrupting the biosynthetic pathway of aromatic amino acids, essential for plants 


and microorganisms. Enzyme CP4 EPSPS, expressed in the genetically modified plant, features
low affinity to glyphosate, so that development remains normal in these plants, even in the
presence of the herbicide. Each of the genetically modified corn parental, TC1507, MON810,
and NK603 used to obtain the stacked event, was previously analyzed by CTNBio either
separately or in combinations, and were held to be safe for human and animal health and the
environment. Expression levels of proteins Cry1F, Cry1Ab, PAT and CP4 EPSPS were assessed in
pollen, leaves, stalk, root and grain of the stacked TC1507 x MON810 x NK603 corn with no
records of significant differences between the values noted in comparisons with individual
events. Assessment of injury symptoms of herbicides on the stacked corn event showed that it
displays a behavior similar to individual events TC1507 and NK603 in treatments with
herbicides recommended for each one (glufosinate ammonium and glyphosate, respectively)
and that in exposure to the mix of active ingredients, its tolerance is significantly higher when
compared to the conventional control. Efficiency in controlling target pests was assessed
through observation of consumption of tissues of foliar disks by neonate larvae of Ostrinia
nubilalis, the European Corn Borer, and the results showed that there is no significant
statistical difference between the isolate events TC1507 and MON810 and the combination of
events TC1507 x MON810 x NK603. Composition analysis of grain and forage also showed that
there is no significant difference between the stacked corn TC1507 x MON810 x NK603 and the
conventional control. As whole, the results revealed an absence of unexpected effects coming
from unforeseen interactions on combining, through conventional crossing, the three events
TC1507, MON810 and NK603. For the foregoing, the conclusion is that cultivation and
consumption of TC1507 x MON810 x NK603 corn is neither a potential cause of significant
degradation to the environment nor a risk to human and animal health. Therefore, there are no restrictions to the use of this corn and its derivatives.

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Date of authorization: 16/06/2011
Scope of authorization: Food and feed
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Summary of the safety assessment (food safety):
Southern blot analyses verified maintenance of integrity of genic constructs inherited from parental corns TC1507, MON810 and NK603 during the process of classical genetic improvement; 2. There is no evidence of interaction among metabolic pathways in which Cry1Ab, Cry1F, PAT and CP4 EPSPS proteins act; 3. Expression of proteins Cry1Ab, Cry1F, PAT and CP4 EPSPS on TC1507 x MON810 x NK603 is not significantly different from the expression observed separately in parental events; 4. There is no record that the expressed proteins may cause allergy or intoxication in humans and animals; 5. Composition data of grain and forage failed to display significant differences between the genetically modified variety TC1507 x MON810 x NK603 and the conventional control, suggesting nutritional equivalence between them;6. As far as insect control, the stacked event TC1507 x MON810 x NK603 was not different from isolate events TC1507 and MON810, though distinct from the conventional control; 7. The combination TC1507 x MON810 x NK603 displayed a behavior similar to individual events TC1507 and NK603 in treatments with herbicides recommended for each of them and, in addition, when exposed to a mixture of active ingredients, the combination TC1507 x MON810 x NK603 showed a tolerance significantly higher when compared to the conventional control; 8. No unexpected events were identified from unforeseen interactions in combining, through conventional mating, of events TC1507, MON810 and NK603 For the foregoing, the CTNBio plenary reached a conclusion that TC1507 x MON810 x NK603 corn is as safe as its conventional equivalent.
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Organization/agency name (Full name):
National Biosafety Technical Commission
Contact person name:
Maria Sueli Felipe Soares
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Physical full address:
SPO Area 5 Qd 3 Bl B S 10.1 Brasilia DF
Phone number:
556134115516
Fax number:
556133177475
Country introduction:

Brazil had the first biosafety law approved in 1995. After the identification of the need to improve the biosafety system of Brazilian genetically modified organisms, a new law was published. The Law 11.105 / 05 establishes a technical committee dedicated to the analysis of the safety aspects of genetically modified organisms and a council of ministers that is dedicated to the analysis of the socioeconomic aspects of the commercial release of genetically modified organisms. In this context, Brazil already has several commercial products that involve genetically modified organisms (plants, human and veterinary vaccines, microorganisms for fuel production) and products derived from new genetic modification techniques.

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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)

Colombia
Name of product applicant: Dupont Colombia S.A
Summary of application:

Authorization of the genetically modified maize TC1507 X MON 810 X NK603 resistant to lepidoptera pest attack and tolerant to herbicides glyphosate and glufosinate

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Date of authorization: 13/06/2012
Scope of authorization: Food
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Summary of the safety assessment (food safety):
Based on the risk assessment, it can be concluded that the event shows the same risks as its conventional counterpart. Therefore the National Technical Biosafety Committee for GMO use exclusively in Health and human consumption (CTNSalud) recommends its authorization.
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Organization/agency name (Full name):
Ministerio de salud y proteccion social
Contact person name:
Daniel Rubio
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Physical full address:
Carrera 13 No. 32- 76 piso 12, Bogotá
Phone number:
330 5000 ext 1256
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The 4525 decree of 2005, established the Ministry of Health and Social Protection as the competent authority for GMO for health and food purposes and creates the National Biosafety Technical Committee for GMO's used in health and food purposes (CTNSalud).

The CTNSalud is composed by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, the National Food and Drug Surveillance Institute (INVIMA) and the Technology and Innovation Administrative Department (COLCIENCIAS). This committee is responsible for the assesment of risk assessments; to inquire for any additional information; assessment of any measurements in accordance to the Cartagena Protocol; and the recommendation for the authorization of GMO for health or food purposes.

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Colombia
Name of product applicant: Dupont de Colombia S.A
Summary of application:

GMO authorization for TC1507 X MON810 X NK603 maize as food for direct use or processing.

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Date of authorization: 25/08/2020
Scope of authorization: Food
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Summary of the safety assessment (food safety):
Based on the risk assessment, it can be concluded that the event shows the same risks as its conventional counterpart. Therefore, the National Technical Committee for GMO use exclusively in health and human consumption (CTNSalud) recommends its authorization.
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Organization/agency name (Full name):
Ministerio de salud y proteccion social
Contact person name:
Daniel Rubio
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Physical full address:
Carrera 13 No. 32- 76 piso 12, Bogotá
Phone number:
330 5000 ext 1256
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Country introduction:

The 4525 decree of 2005, established the Ministry of Health and Social Protection as the competent authority for GMO for health and food purposes and creates the National Biosafety Technical Committee for GMO's used in health and food purposes (CTNSalud).

The CTNSalud is composed by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, the National Food and Drug Surveillance Institute (INVIMA) and the Technology and Innovation Administrative Department (COLCIENCIAS). This committee is responsible for the assesment of risk assessments; to inquire for any additional information; assessment of any measurements in accordance to the Cartagena Protocol; and the recommendation for the authorization of GMO for health or food purposes.

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Japan
Name of product applicant: DuPont K.K.
Summary of application:

Maize resistant to Lepidoptera and tolerant to glufosinate and glyphosate herbicides (modified cry1F, cry1Ab, pat, modified cp4 epsps, Zea mays subsp. mays (L.) Iltis).

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Date of authorization: 02/03/2011
Scope of authorization: Food
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Summary of the safety assessment (food safety):
Please see the link below (in Japanese).
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Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment: Food safety assessment performed by Food Safety Commission of Japan (in Japanese)
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Organization/agency name (Full name):
Food Safety Commission Secretariat,Cabinet Office,
Contact person name:
Mariko Murakami
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Physical full address:
Akasaka 5-2-20 Minato Ward,Tokyo,Japan
Phone number:
81 3 6234 1122
Fax number:
81 3 3584 7392
Country introduction:
Safety assessments of GM foods are mandatory under the Food Sanitation Law in Japan. The Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) legally imposes safety assessments of GM foods so that those that have not undergone safety assessments would not be distributed in the country. MHLW receives application and requests the Food Safety COmmission of Japan (FSCJ) to evaluate the safety of GM foods in terms of human health. Safety assessments are carried out by FSCJ.
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Stacked events:

With regard to stacked events, FSCJ conducts the safety assessment of GM food based on the “Policies Regarding the Safety Assessment of Stacked Varieties of Genetically Modified Plants”.

Even if single events that are stacked have already approved, some products will be considered as new products and some will not.

Please refer to Article 5 and 6 of the MHLW’s notice, which is available at the following URL, for the details.

http://www.mhlw.go.jp/file/06-Seisakujouhou-11130500-Shokuhinanzenbu/0000053519.pdf

Article 6 was modified in 2014, and the modified version is available at the following URL.

http://www.mhlw.go.jp/file/06-Seisakujouhou-11130500-Shokuhinanzenbu/0000049695.pdf

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

Food Safety Commission of Japan (http://www.fsc.go.jp/english/index.html), Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (http://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/policy/health-medical/food/index.html)

Mexico
Name of product applicant: PHI México, S.A. de C.V.
Summary of application:

Authorization by COFEPRIS: 84


Maize resistant to Lepidoptera and tolerant to glufosinate and glyphosate herbicides (modified cry1F, cry1Ab, pat, modified cp4 epsps, Zea mays subsp. mays (L.) Iltis).

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Date of authorization: 03/08/2010
Scope of authorization: Food
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Summary of the safety assessment (food safety):
UI OECD: DAS-Ø15Ø7-1xMON-ØØ81Ø-6xMON-ØØ6Ø3-6 During the risk assessment of this GMO based on existing knowledge to date, no toxic or allergic effects neither substantial nutritional changes are observed. The event is as safe as its conventional counterpart. For more detail please find attached the risk assessment summary in this page.
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CIBIOGEM
Contact person name:
Biól. Erica L. Hagman Aguilar
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Physical full address:
San Borja #938, Col. Del Valle • Del. Benito Juárez C.P. 03100, México, D.F.
Phone number:
+52 (55) 53227700
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México ha buscado garantizar la inocuidad de los productos biotecnológicos para el uso y consumo de su población. Desde 1984 el artículo 282 bis 1 de la Ley General de Salud, contempló que la Secretaría de Salud debería regular aquellos productos biotecnológicos, o sus derivados, destinados al uso o consumo humano. En un inicio, con fundamento en este artículo, la Secretaria de Salud evaluó la inocuidad alimentaria de productos biotecnológicos, para su comercialización con fines de uso o consumo humano. A partir de 2005, con la entrada en vigor de la Ley de Bioseguridad de Organismos Genéticamente Modificados (LBOGM), se realizó la adecuación de la regulación para dar lugar a la Autorización que es el acto administrativo mediante el cual la Secretaría de Salud, a través de la Comisión Federal para la Protección contra Riesgos Sanitarios (COFEPRIS), autoriza Organismos Genéticamente Modificados (OGMs), a efecto de que se pueda realizar su comercialización, así como su utilización con finalidades de Salud Pública o de Biorremediación.

Las facultades que corresponden a la Secretaría de Salud se estipulan en el artículo 16 de la LBOGM y lo relativo a la Autorizaciones se describe en los artículos 91 al 98 de dicha Ley. Quienes pretendan obtener una Autorización para Comercialización e Importación de OGMs deben presentar ante COFEPRIS, una solicitud por escrito acompañada de la información a que se refiere los artículos 23 al 32 del Reglamento de la Ley de Bioseguridad de OGMs.

http://www.conacyt.gob.mx/cibiogem/images/cibiogem/normatividad/vigente/LBOGM.pdf

http://www.conacyt.gob.mx/cibiogem/images/cibiogem/normatividad/vigente/Reg_LBOGM.pdf

 

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Mexico has sought to guarantee the safety of biotechnological products the use and consumption of its population. Since 1984, article 282 bis 1 from the General Law of Health, considered that the Secretary of Health should regulate those biotechnological products, or their derivatives, intended for food and feed use. Initially, the Secretary of Health evaluated the food safety of biotechnological products, based on this article, for commercialization with purposes of food, feed and processing. Subsequently in 2005, with the entry into force of the Law on Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms (LBOGM), the regulation was adapted to give rise to the Authorization, which is the administrative act through which the Secretary of Health, by means of the Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS), authorizes Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), to their commercialization, as well as their use for purposes of public health or bioremediation.

The faculties that correspond to the Secretary of Health are stipulated in Article 16 of the LBOGM and what is related to the Authorizations is described in Articles 91 to 98 of this Law. Those who seek to obtain an Authorization for GMOs merchandising and importation, must present to COFEPRIS, a written request accompanied by the information referred into articles 23 to 32 of the Regulation of the Law on Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms.

http://www.conacyt.gob.mx/cibiogem/images/cibiogem/normatividad/vigente/LBOGM.pdf

http://www.conacyt.gob.mx/cibiogem/images/cibiogem/normatividad/vigente/Reg_LBOGM.pdf

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Secretaría de Salud / Phone: +52 55 5080 5200 /Email: [email protected]%20

Paraguay
Name of product applicant: Agrotec SA
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Date of authorization: 15/04/2015
Scope of authorization: Food and feed
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Organization/agency name (Full name):
Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería
Contact person name:
Santiago Bertoni
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Physical full address:
Yegros 437 entre 25 de mayo y Cerro Cora
Phone number:
+595 981 256262
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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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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

Philippines
Name of product applicant: Pioneer Hi Bred Philippines
Summary of application:
Corn TC1507 x MON810 x NK603 is a stacked hybrid developed by crossing Event TC1507, Event MON810 and Event NK603, using conventional breeding techniques.
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Date of authorization: 16/05/2012
Scope of authorization: Food and feed
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Summary of the safety assessment (food safety):
Pioneer Hi-Bred Philippines has filed an application with attached technical dossiers to the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) for a biosafety notification for direct use as food, feed and for processing under Administrative Order (AO) No. 8 Part 5 for stacked trait product corn: TC1507 x MON810 x NK603, which has been genetically modified for insect resistance and herbicide tolerance. A safety assessment of combined trait product corn: TC1507 x MON810 x NK603 was conducted as per Department of Agriculture (DA) Administrative Order No. 8 Series of 2002 and Memorandum Circulars Nos. 6 and 8, Series of 2004. The focus of risk assessment is the gene interaction among the transgenes. Review of results of evaluation by the BPI Biotech Core Team in consultation with DA-Biotechnology Advisory Team (DA-BAT) completed the approval process.
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Organization/agency name (Full name):
Bureau of Plant Industry
Contact person name:
Geronima P. Eusebio
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Physical full address:
San Andres St., Malate, Manila
Phone number:
632 404 0409 loc 203
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In 1987, scientists from the University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the Quarantine Officer of the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), and the Director for Crops of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD), recognizing the potential harm of the introduction of exotic species and genetic engineering, formed a committee and formulated the biosafety protocols and guidelines for genetic engineering and related research activities for UPLB and IRRI researchers. The committee went on to draft a Philippine biosafety policy, which was submitted to the Office of the President. On October 15, 1990, recognizing the potential for modern biotechnology both in improving the lives of the people and in creating hazards if not handled properly, President Corazon C. Aquino issued Executive Order 430 creating the National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines (NCBP) that will formulate, review and amend national policy on biosafety and formulate guidelines on the conduct of activities on genetic engineering. The NCBP is comprised of representative of the Departments of Agriculture (DA); Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Health (DOH); and Science and Technology (DOST), 4 scientists in biology, environmental science, social science and physical science; and 2 respected members of the community. On July 16, 2001, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo issued the Policy Statement on Modern Biotechnology, reiterating the government policy on promoting the safe and responsible use of modern biotechnology. On April 3, 2002, Department of Agriculture Administrative Order No. 8, Series of 2002 was issued implementing the guidelines for importation and release into the environment of Plants and Plant Products Derived from the Use of Modern Biotechnology. On March 17, 2006, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo issued Executive Order No.514 Establishing the National Biosafety Framework, prescribing guidelines for its implementation, reorganizing the National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines, and for other purposes. On December 8, 2015, the Philippine Supreme Court declared DA AO8 null and void and any application for contained use, field testing, propagation and commercialization, and importation of GMOs was temporarily enjoined. In response to the nullification of DA AO8, the Technical Working Group composed of representatives from the Departments of Agriculture (DA), Science and Technology (DOST), Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Health (DOH), and Interior and Local Government (DILG) drafted the Joint Department Circular No. 1, Series of 2016 (JDC No.1, S2016) titled 'Rules and Regulations for the Research and Development, Handling and Use, Transboundary Movement, Release into the Environment, and Management of Genetically-Modified Plant and Plant Products Derived from the Use of Modern Biotechnology'. There were series of meeting and five public consultations conducted before the JDC No.1, S2016 was approved and signed by the Secretaries of the abovementioned agencies on March 7, 2016 and took effect on April 15, 2016. Under this Circular, more government agencies were involved such as the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to regulate applications for contained use and confined test of regulated articles; Department of Agriculture (DA) to evaluate applications for field trial, commercial propagation and transboundary movement of regulated articles; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to evaluate environmental risks and impacts of regulated articles; Department of Health (DOH) to evaluate of environmental health impacts of regulated articles; and Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to supervise public consultation during field trial.

 

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Gene stacking in plants can be conferred either through genetic engineering or conventional breeding A full risk assessment as to food and feed or for processing shall be conducted to plant products carrying stacked genes conferred through genetic engineering or conventional breeding, where the individual traits have no prior approval for direct use as food and feed or processing from the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) A desktop or documentary risk assessment on the possible or expected interactions between the genes shall be conducted for stacked gene products with multiple traits conferred through conventional breeding and individual events granted prior approval by the Bureau of Plant Industry.

 

Plant Products Carrying Stacked Genes Conferred Through (a) Genetic Engineering or b) Conventional Breeding, with Individual Traits That Have No Prior Approval:

A full risk assessnent as to  food and feed or processing shall be conducted,consistent with Part V of AO No. 8,"Approval Process For the Importation of Regulated Articles for Direct Use as Food and Feed or For Processing for plant products with multiple traits conferred through:

(a) genetic engineering, or

(b) conventional breeding, where the individual traits have no prior approval from the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) for direct use as food and feed or processing.

Plant Products Carrying Stacked Genes Conferred through Conventional Breeding:

For plant products with multiple traits conferred through conventional breeding,with all individual events granted prior approval and included in the Approval Registry, a notlfication shall be submitted by the technology developer to the BPI, which shall conduct an evaluation in accordance with the relevant criteria in Annex I of this Memorandum Circular. The list of data contained in Annex I will not preclude the inclusion of other issues and concerns that will be raised by the BPI and the Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP) during the course of the desktop review.

Notificatlon Requirement for Plant Products Carrying Stacked Genes

All technology developers shall submit a notification to the Bureau of Plant Industry of their developed plant products carrying stacked genes and shall be required to comply with the relevant approval process listed above.

The Bureau of Plant Industry shall issue a certiflcate as to the approval of the stacked gene product and shall likewise include the transformation event in the official approval registry of plant products for food and feed or processing.

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

Bureau of Plant Industry 692 San Andres St, Malate, Manila 1004

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Name of product applicant: DuPont (Korea) Inc.
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Glufosinate herbicide tolerance , Glyphosate herbicide tolerance , Lepidopteran insect resistance

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Date of authorization: 25/10/2010
Scope of authorization: Food and feed
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Osong Health Technology Administration Complex, 187, Osongsaengmyeong 2-ro, Osong-eup, Cheongwon-gun, Chungcheonbuk-do, 363-700, Korea
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