Any person who will be 'dealing' with genetically modified organisms must be licensed, as specified under the Gene Technology Act 2001 and Gene Technology Regulations 2017, unless specifically exempt under the legislation.
The Act prohibits all dealings with GMOs unless the dealing is:
- a licensed dealing;
- a notifiable low risk dealing;
- exempt dealing;
- an emergency dealing determination; or
- included on the GMO Register.
All GMO licensing is administered by the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator. Please direct any enquiries to them.