Transboundary movement of Genetically Modified Organisms

This is a system for notifying and exchanging information on the transboundary movements of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) to third countries, outside the European Union (EU).

Exporters of GMOs intended for deliberate release into the environment must notify, in writing, the competent national authority of the country of import prior to the transboundary movement.  A transboundary movement of GMOs may not take place without prior written consent from the importer.

For GMOs intended for contained use, exporters  need to provide documentation on the following:

  • That it contains GMO
  • Appropriate UN number
  • Risk assessment relating to safe handling, storage and transport
  • Contacts for further information