STC Number - 174

Notification on transboundary movement of living modified organisms

Maintained by: Korea, Republic of
Raised by: Australia
Supported by: United States of America
First date raised: June 2003 G/SPS/R/30, paras. 72-74
Dates subsequently raised:
Number of times subsequently raised: 0
Relevant documents: G/SPS/N/KOR/125
Products covered:
Primary subject keyword: Plant Health
Keywords: Genetically modified organisms (GMOs); Plant health
Status: Resolved
Date reported as resolved: 16/10/2013

Extracts from SPS Committee meeting summary reports

Australia indicated that Korea's notification on the transboundary movement of living modified organisms raised a number of concerns. Australia was a major grain exporter and was especially interested in the documents which should accompany shipments. Korea had responded to Australia's query, and Australia was examining this response. The United States was also concerned how Korea intended to implement the Cartagena Biosafety Protocol and in particular the documentation requirements.
Korea stated that it was acting in line with the transparency requirements and would continue to do so.