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Parliamentary questions
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15 October 2018
Question for written answer E-005281-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Thomas Waitz (Verts/ALE) , Maria Heubuch (Verts/ALE) , Bart Staes (Verts/ALE) , Marco Affronte (Verts/ALE) , Martin Häusling (Verts/ALE) , José Bové (Verts/ALE)

 Subject:  Implementation of the obligations laid down in Directive 2001/18/EC and Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on non-exempt mutagenesis-related techniques
 Answer in writing 

The Court of Justice’s judgment (Grand Chamber) of 25 July 2018 in Case C-528/16, disputed between the Confédération paysanne and others and the French prime minister and minister for agriculture, the food processing industry and forestry, concluded that all products obtained from mutagenesis-related techniques are to be considered GMOs under EC law, and that only techniques with a long history of safe use should be exempt.

Consequently, all mutagenesis-related techniques developed since Directive 2001/18/EC entered into force are not exempt and products obtained by these techniques need to fulfil all the obligations laid down in Directive 2001/18/EC and Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003.

How will the Commission ensure that this ruling is enforced in a harmonised way throughout the entire Union, including with regard to the traceability and biosecurity obligations laid down in Directive 2001/18/EC on crops and products obtained through these techniques?

Last updated: 30 October 2018Legal notice