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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 2013 to 19 June 2015)
 
Chairman
Professor WONG Woon-chung Jonathan, M.H., J.P.
 
Member
Professor CHENG Hon-ki, Christopher
Professor CHU Ka-hou
Professor LAM Hon-ming
Dr. LAU Lok-ting Terence
Ms. LAU Yuen-yee Vicky
Professor LEUNG Mei-yee Kenneth
Dr. MAN Chi-sum, J.P.
Mr. SO Kwok-yin Ken
Dr. Antony Bernard TSE
Mr. WONG Hing-keung
Ms. WONG Lai-yin Idy
Assistant Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation (Conservation)
Assistant Director of Health with Principal Medical and Health Officer as alternate
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

 

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

 

Minutes of Meeting

Date Minutes
5 Jul 2011 1st Meeting of GMOs (Control of Release) Expert Group

 

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Last Review Date : 09 July 2014