Dear Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department,

Can you please let me know what is the budget/how much it cost to set up the AFCD GMO registry?

https://www.afcd.gov.hk/english/conserva...

Also, how many people work on maintaining it?

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department

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Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department

Dear Scott Edmunds,

The GMOs Register is established as required by the Genetically Modified
Organisms (Control of Release) Ordinance (the Ordinance) which gives effect
to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (the Protocol) to the Convention on
Biological Diversity. The Ordinance provides for controls on GMOs intended
to be release into the environment, their import, export and transboundary
movements, as well as related matters, including the maintenance of the GMO
register that contains non-confidential information on applications
received (including information and documents received in support of
applications), decisions made and exemptions granted. There are currently
one professional grade officer and one technical grade officer directly
involved in the implementation of the Ordinance. The budget for the
implementation of the Ordinance is around $3 million in 2016-17.

For more information about the Ordinance, please visit our website
http://www.afcd.gov.hk/english/conservat... .

Yours sincerely,
(Dr. NG Sai Chit)
for Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation

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Dear Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department,

Can you please let me know what is the budget/how much it cost to set up
the AFCD GMO registry?

https://www.afcd.gov.hk/english/conserva...

Also, how many people work on maintaining it?

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

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Dear Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department,

Thanks for providing this data on the GMO registry. Can I ask if you have statistics of many submissions/applications are made to the registry each year? As far back as you have data would be useful.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department

We acknowledge receipt of your e-mail.(This is generated by an auto-reply
program.)Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. 本署已接獲您的
電郵,內容備悉。(以上為
電腦自動發出的訊息。) 漁農自然護理署

Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department

Dear Sir,

The Genetically Modified Organisms (Control of Release) Ordinance, Cap.607
(the Ordinance) controls the release into the environment and the
transboundary movements of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and
provide for related matters. Under the Ordinance, a person may apply to
the Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation for approval of a
GMO for release into the environment or for import a GMO intended for
release into the environment, if the GMO has not been approved or exempted
before. Since the commencement of the Ordinance in March 2011, there has
not been any submission of application for prior approval for release or
import for release of GMOs into the environment.

Yours sincerely,

(Dr. NG Sai Chit)
for Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation

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Dear Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department,

Thanks for providing this data on the GMO registry. Can I ask if you have
statistics of many submissions/applications are made to the registry each
year? As far back as you have data would be useful.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

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