Brussels, 09 Sep 2005
No Cion prop.: 10785/05
Subject: Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the placing on the market, in accordance with Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of a maize product (Zea mays L., line 1507) genetically modified for resistance to certain lepidopteran pests and for tolerance to the herbicide glufosinate-ammonium
1. The aim of the above proposal is to authorise the import and use within the Community of line 1507 transgenic maize as animal fodder, without authorising its cultivation or use as a foodstuff.
2. This initiative originates in an application to place this maize on the market which was submitted before the entry into force of the new Regulation on GM food (Regulation No 1829/2003 ), following the procedure laid down in Directive 2001/18/EC on the deliberate release into the environment of GMOs.
It should be noted, however, that under this proposal the Decision envisaged would only be applicable from the date of entry into force of a second Decision, authorising the placing on the market of this maize as a foodstuff, which is due to be submitted by the Commission in the near future, through comitology, on the basis of Regulation No 1829/2003 .
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