EFSA guidance on the submission of applications for authorisation of genetically modified plants under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003

Application, submission, genetically modified plants, GMO, Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003, Implementing Regulation (EU) No 503/2013
First published in the EFSA Journal
6 décembre 2013
3 décembre 2013
Last Updated
9 février 2018. This version replaces the previous one/s.
Guidance of EFSA


This document provides guidance to applicants for submitting an application for authorisation of genetically modified (GM) plants for food and feed uses, import and processing, and/or cultivation in the European Union under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003. The EFSA submission guidance describes the community procedures in the European Union for handling GM plant applications, and provides instructions to applicants on how to prepare and present data in an application. It is supplemented with seven appendices providing templates of data presentation to be followed by applicants, including a completeness checklist. The earlier versions are now updated to account for requirements outlined in Implementing Regulation (EU) No 503/2013. Instructions for submission described in this EFSA guidance are applicable to all GM plant applications submitted under Articles 5, 11, 17 and 23 of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003.

European Food Safety Authority
gmo [at] efsa.europa.eu
EFSA Journal 2013;11(12):3491
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