Normativa otros paísesJul. 23, 2011
Corea: proponen revisar Ley de Organismos Vivos Modificados
15 July 2011
|Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures||Original: English|
|1.||Notifying Member: Republic of KOREA
If applicable, name of local government involved:
|2.||Agency responsible: Ministry of Knowledge Economy|
|3.||Products covered (provide tariff item number(s) as specified in national schedules deposited with the WTO; ICS numbers should be provided in addition, where applicable): Living Modified Organisms (LMOs)|
|4.||Regions or countries likely to be affected, to the extent relevant or practicable:
[X] All trading partners
[ ] Specific regions or countries:
|5.||Title of the notified document: Proposed Revision of LMOs Act Language(s): Korean Number of pages: 21|
|6.||Description of content: The Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE) has proposed the following revision of the LMO Act:
1. Modification and supplementation of the definitions of the principal terms;
2. Rationalization of the LMOs’ risk assessment and import approval process. etc.
|7.||Objective and rationale: [X] food safety, [X] animal health, [X] plant protection, [X] protect humans from animal/plant pest or disease, [X] protect territory from other damage from pests.|
|8.||Is there a relevant international standard? If so, identify the standard:
[ ] Codex Alimentarius Commission (e.g. title or serial number of Codex standard or related text)
[ ] World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) (e.g. Terrestrial or Aquatic Animal Health Code, chapter number)
[ ] International Plant Protection Convention (e.g. ISPM number)
Does this proposed regulation conform to the relevant international standard?
[ ] Yes [ ] No
If no, describe, whenever possible, how and why it deviates from the international standard: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
|9.||Other relevant documents and language(s) in which these are available: Revised Act on Transboundary Movements of Living Modified Organisms, etc. (available in Korean)|
|10.||Proposed date of adoption (dd/mm/yy): To be determined.
Proposed date of publication (dd/mm/yy):
|11.||Proposed date of entry into force: [ ] Six months from date of publication, and/or (dd/mm/yy): To be determined.
[ ] Trade facilitating measure
|12.||Final date for comments: [X] Sixty days from the date of circulation of the notification and/or (dd/mm/yy): 13 September 2011
Agency or authority designated to handle comments: [X] National Notification Authority, [X] National Enquiry Point. Address, fax number and e‑mail address (if available) of other body:
Biotech & Health Division
|13.||Texts available from: [X] National Notification Authority, [X] National Enquiry Point. Address, fax number and e‑mail address (if available) of other body:
Biotech & Health Division