Exempt dealings are dealings described in Part 1 of Schedule 2 of the Gene Technology Regulations 2001 (the Regulations). The only further legislative requirement for exempt dealings is that they do not involve an intentional release of the GMOs into the environment.

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The Regulator has released Guidance Notes for the Containment of Exempt Dealings, which are effectively equivalent to those for facilities certified by the Regulator to Physical Containment Level 1 (PC1). These notes are provided as guidance only to persons conducting exempt dealings pursuant to regulation 6 of the Regulations and/or pursuant to any applicable corresponding law. They may be of assistance to organisations or persons in determining how to undertake exempt dealings to satisfy themselves with regard to avoiding intentional release. Please note that these Guidance Notes are not Guidelines for Certification of a PC1 Facility.

Note that a dealing with a GMO listed as an exempt dealing will cease to be exempt from licensing if the GMO is intentionally released.

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