Exempt dealings are a category of dealings with GMOs that have been assessed over time as posing a very low risk (i.e. contained research involving very well understood organisms and processes for creating and studying GMOs). The only legislative requirement for exempt dealings is that they must not involve an intentional release of a GMO into the environment.
Exempt dealings are described in Parts 1 & 2 of Schedule 2 of the Gene Technology Regulations 2001 (the Regulations).
- Guidance notes for containment of exempt dealings (HTML)
List of host/vector systems classified as 'exempt' - updated 1 September 2011 (HTML)