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Function

Under the Genetically Modified Organisms (Control of Release) Ordinance, an expert group consisting of members appointed by the Secretary for the Environment was established to advise the Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation (the Director) on the administration of the Ordinance.

Terms of Reference

The Expert Group shall advise the Director upon any question which he may refer to it in connection with the administration of the Ordinance, including the processing of individual GMO approval applications, variation requests and non-disclosure requests, and the granting of exemptions.

Composition

To ensure that the Director will be able to benefit from relevant expert advice when different areas of GMO issues are involved, the Expert Group comprises members who are public officers and members who are not public officers and appointed from different sectors, including -

  1. Academics,
  2. Environmental protection,
  3. Farming,
  4. Biotechnology, and
  5. Trading.
Membership
(A term of two years with effect from 20 June 2017 to 19 June 2019)
 
Chairman
Professor LAM Hon-ming
 
Member
Ms. AU Sin-lun, Catherine
Dr. AU Wai-ting
Dr. CHAN Mo-chee
Dr. CHEN Xue-ping
Professor CHENG Hon-ki, Christopher
Professor CHOW King-lau
Mr. LAM Chun-hong
Ms. LEUNG Sin-man, Rachel
Dr. LO Sze-chung, Clive
Professor WONG Kam-bo
Ms. WONG Pik-yan, Nicole
Dr. WONG TAAM Chi-woon, Vivian, J.P.
Mr. YIP Wing-kui
Dr. YU Yuen-ping, William
Assistant Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation (Conservation)
Assistant Director of Health with Principal Medical and Health Officer as alternate member
Assistant Director of Environmental Protection (Nature Conservation and Infrastructure Planning) with Senior Administrative Officer (Nature Conservation) as alternate member
 

Agenda and Notice of Meeting

Date Agenda
5 Jul 2011         1st Meeting of GMOs (Control of Release) Expert Group
11 Apr 2013 2nd Meeting of GMOs (Control of Release) Expert Group
8 May 2015 3rd Meeting of GMOs (Control of Release) Expert Group
21 Feb 2017 4th Meeting of GMOs (Control of Release) Expert Group

 

Discussion Paper of Meeting

Date                       Discussion Paper
5 Jul 2011     
GMO/01/2011
GMO/02/2011
GMO/03/2011
11 Apr 2013
GMO/01/2013
GMO/02/2013
GMO/03/2013
8 May 2015
GMO/01/2015
GMO/02/2015
GMO/03/2015
GMO/04/2015
21 Feb 2017
GMO/01/2017
GMO/02/2017

 

Minutes of Meeting

Date                  Minutes
5 Jul 2011        1st Meeting of GMOs (Control of Release) Expert Group
11 Apr 2013 2nd Meeting of GMOs (Control of Release) Expert Group
8 May 2015 3rd Meeting of GMOs (Control of Release) Expert Group

 

 
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Last Review Date : 26 June 2017