Act On The Promotion Of Science And Technology For Food, Agriculture, Forestry And Fisheries


Published: 2013-03-23

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 Article 1 (Purpose)   print
The purpose of this Act is to ensure an efficient development and use of food, agricultural, forestry and fisheries resources by laying the groundwork for the development of science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries and taking measures to foster such science and technology in a systematic manner, thereby contributing to the sound development of the agriculture, forestry, fisheries and food industries and the improvement of the national standard of living.
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 Article 2 (Definitions)   print
(1) The terms used in this Act shall be defined as follows: <Amended by Act No. 9717, May 27, 2009>
1. The term "science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries" means science and technology related to the production or use of agricultural and fishery products or foods, such as improving varieties, cultivating, raising, capturing, farming, collecting, transporting, processing, developing products, distributing, or consuming such;
2. The term "agriculture, forestry and fisheries" means agriculture and fisheries under subparagraph 1 of Article 3 of the Framework Act on Agriculture and Fisheries, Rural Community and Food Industry, and industries related to agriculture, forestry and fisheries which are prescribed by Presidential Decree;
3. The term "food industry" means such industry as defined in subparagraph 8 of Article 3 of the Framework Act on Agriculture and Fisheries, Rural Community and Food Industry.
(2) Terms which are not defined specifically in this Act shall be governed by the Framework Act on Agriculture and Fisheries, Rural Community and Food Industry. <Amended by Act No. 9717, May 27, 2009>
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 Article 3 (Obligations of State and Local Governments)   print
The State and local governments shall formulate and implement comprehensive policy measures on science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries with a view to facilitating an efficient development and use of food, agricultural, forestry and fisheries resources and enhancing the competitiveness of the agriculture, forestry, fisheries and food industries.
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 Article 4 (Relationship with other Acts)   print
The fostering of science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries shall be governed by this Act, except as otherwise provided for in other Acts, such as the Framework Act on Science and Technology, the Agricultural Community Development Promotion Act and the Act on Experiments and Research, etc. for the Promotion of Science and Technology of Fisheries. <Amended by Act No. 10483, Mar. 29, 2011>
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 Article 5 (Comprehensive Plans to Promote Science and Technology for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)   print
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries shall formulate a comprehensive plan every five years for the promotion of science and technology for food, agriculture and forestry or a comprehensive plan for the promotion of science and technology for food and fisheries (hereinafter referred to as "comprehensive plan") in consultation with the heads of the relevant central administrative agencies and after undergoing deliberation by the Science and Technology Commission of Food, Agriculture and Forestry or the Science and Technology Commission of Food and Fisheries pursuant to Article 5-2, with a view to promoting science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries. In such cases, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries shall refer the comprehensive plan to the National Science and Technology Council under Article 9 (1) of the Framework Act on Science and Technology for deliberation. <Amended by Act No. 10831, Jul. 14, 2011; Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 11713, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The comprehensive plan shall include the following matters: <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Current status and prospects of science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries;
2. Development direction and objectives of science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries;
3. Analysis of conditions for science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries in Korea and abroad, or measures to enhance the competitiveness thereof;
4. Strategy to develop core technologies of science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries;
5. Mid-to-long term investment plans to foster science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries;
6. Measures to distribute or commercialize the outcomes of science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries;
7. Other matters deemed to be necessary for promoting science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries.
(3) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries shall formulate and execute an annual implementation plan (hereinafter referred to as "implementation plan") in accordance with the comprehensive plan after undergoing deliberation by the Science and Technology Commission of Food, Agriculture and Forestry or the Science and Technology Commission of Food and Fisheries pursuant to the provisions of Article 5-2. <Amended by Act No. 10831, Jul. 14, 2011; Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) Deleted. <by Act No. 10831, Jul. 14, 2011>
(5) Necessary matters concerning the formulation and execution of comprehensive plans and implementation plans shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
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 Article 5-2 (The Committee of Science and Technology for Food, Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries)   print
(1) The Science and Technology Commission of Food, Agriculture, Forestry shall be established under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Science and Technology Commission of Food and Fisheries shall be established under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries to deliberate on the following matters, which are related to the development and fostering of science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries: <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Matters concerning comprehensive plans and implementation plans;
2. Matters concerning the formulation of major policies and coordination thereof for the promotion of science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries;
3. Matters concerning the evaluation of research and development projects on science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries;
4. Matters concerning the investment direction of budgets for science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries;
5. Matters concerning the management of achievements in science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries;
6. Other matters the Chairperson deems necessary to refer to the Committee for deliberation.
(2) Matters necessary for the composition and operation of the Science and Technology Commission of Food, Agriculture and Forestry and the Science and Technology Commission of Food and Fisheries under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 10831, Jul. 14, 2011]
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 Article 6 (Promotion of Research and Development Projects)   print
(1) With an aim of efficiently promoting comprehensive plans as well as implementation plans, the Government shall conduct research and development projects on science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries (hereinafter referred to as "research and development projects").
(2) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may, when he/she conducts a research and development project, select research subjects by year or area, and direct any of the following institutions or organizations, etc. to conduct research, after concluding an agreement therewith. In such cases, with respect to any institution which is not a corporation but falls under subparagraph 5, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may conclude an agreement with the representative of a corporation whereto such institution belongs: <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. National or public research institutes;
3. Government-invested research institutes established under the Act on the Establishment, Operation and Fostering of Government-Funded Research Institutions or government-funded science and technology research institutes established under the Act on the Establishment, Operation and Fostering of Government-Funded Research Institutes;
5. Corporate research institutes which meet the standards prescribed by Presidential Decree;
6. Research institutes which are corporations and established under the Civil Act or other Acts;
7. Other research institutes or organizations in the areas of science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, which are prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(3) With a view to promoting research and development projects, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may pay contributions to institutions or organizations which conduct research under paragraph (2). <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may require institutions or organizations falling under paragraph (2) to conduct any of the following projects. In such cases, he/she may subsidize the whole or part of expenses incurred in conducting such projects within budgetary limits:
1. Specialized education and training concerning human resources of technology development; <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
2. Collection, analysis and distribution of information on science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries in Korea and abroad;
3. Other projects deemed necessary for fostering science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries.
(5) Necessary matters concerning the methods of selecting research subjects and concluding an agreement under paragraph (2) and the payment, use or management of contributions under paragraph (3) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
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 Article 7 (Collection and Use of Royalties)   print
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may collect royalties from persons who intend to use, transfer, rent or export the findings of research under Article 6 (2), as prescribed by Presidential Decree: Provided, That the Minister may exempt such royalties fully or partially, in cases prescribed by Presidential Decree, such as where farmers and fishermen use the findings of research. <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may use royalties collected under paragraph (1) for the following projects. In such cases, he/she shall consult with the Minister of Strategy and Finance under Article 53 (5) of the National Finance Act: <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Research and development projects on science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries;
2. Other projects for promoting science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, which are prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(3) Necessary matters concerning the collection, management and use of royalties under paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
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 Article 8 (Establishment of the Korea Institute of Planning and Evaluation for Technology of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)   print
(1) A Korea Institute of Planning and Evaluation of Technology of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (hereinafter referred to as the "IPET") shall be established in order to efficiently support the planning, management and evaluation of research and development projects to promote science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries.
(2) The evaluation institution shall be a juristic person.
(3) The IPET shall come into existence upon registering its establishment at the seat of its principal office.
(4) The IPET shall conduct the following projects: <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Support for the planning, management, evaluation, etc. of research and development projects on science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries: Provided, That no evaluation of research and development projects by an office belonging to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs shall be overlapped with an evaluation under the Act on the Performance Evaluation and Management of National Research and Development Projects, etc;
2. Support for the formulation of comprehensive plans and implementation plans;
3. Support for projects under Article 6 (4);
4. Execution of projects related to the examination of technology capacity under Article 15;
5. Other projects related to the promotion of science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, which are entrusted by the Government.
(5) The Government may fully or partially contribute or subsidize expenses incurred in establishing or operating the IPET within budgetary limits.
(6) The provisons concerning incorporated foundations of the Civil Act shall apply mutatis mutandis to the IPET, except as otherwise provided for in this Act.
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 Article 9 (Formulation of Classification System of Science and Technology for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)   print
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries shall formulate a classification system of science and technology for food, agriculture and forestry or a classification system of science and technology for food and fisheries and continue to supplement and develop such system so as to efficiently manage information, human resources, or research and development projects concerning science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries. <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Matters necessary for formulating the classification system under paragraph (1) and other necessary matters shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or Ordinance of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
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 Article 10 (Surveys on On-Site Demand for Science and Technology for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)   print
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may conduct surveys on on-site demand so as to discover, develop and distribute science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries in high demand in the fields ranging from the production to the consumption of agricultural and fishery products or food. <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Necessary matters concerning the details, methods and procedures, etc. of the surveys on on-site under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or Ordinance of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
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 Article 11 (Support for Civil Technology Development)   print
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries shall endeavor to facilitate the technology development by private enterprises with regard to science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, and encourage them to share and jointly use it. <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may work out and implement measures including financial support to encourage private companies to share and jointly utilize technology. <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
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 Article 12 (Promotion of Science and Technology for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries by Local Governments)   print
(1) The heads of local governments shall formulate and implement policies necessary to facilitate the development and commercialization of science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, which are tailored to each local characteristics.
(2) When formulating policies under paragraph (1), the heads of local governments shall consult in advance with the heads of the relevant central administrative agencies and the heads of agencies belonging thereto.
(3) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may support the promotion of technology development and commercialization led by local governments under paragraph (1), technology innovation of local research or supervision institutions concerning foods, agriculture, forestry and fisheries and strengthening of the research capacity thereof. <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
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 Article 13 (Discovery and Distribution of Excellent Practical Technology)   print
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries shall discover and distribute science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries deemed excellent in terms of novelty, advancement and applicability in the fields (hereinafter referred to as "excellent practical technology"), which are newly developed or improved in Korea or introduced from foreign countries and improved. <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Matters necessary for the methods, procedures, etc. for evaluating technology necessary for the discovery, distribution and dissemination of excellent practical technology shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or Ordinance of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
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 Article 14 (Promoting Transfer of Outcomes of Technology Development)   print
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries shall endeavor to ensure that the outcomes of research an development projects are promptly transferred to private companies, farmers and fishermen so that it can be industrialized or made available in the fields. <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Where the head of a relevant central administrative agency or the head of an institution belonging thereto promotes projects for technology transfer or industrialization alone or in cooperation with a local government, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries shall provide necessary funds to him/her, so as to facilitate technology transfer and industrialization and spread the outcomes of research and development projects. <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
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 Article 15 (Promotion of Projects for Examination of Technology Capacity)   print
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may, in order to promote the innovation and industrialization of science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, examine the technology development capacity and development system of institutions, organizations and enterprises which develop science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries (hereafter in this Article referred to as "examination of technology capacity") and may conduct projects to improve the technology development capacity and development system. <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Necessary matters concerning the methods, procedures, etc. for the examination of technology capacity shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or Ordinance of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
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 Article 16 (Technology Assessment and Evaluation of Technology Level)   print
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may conduct preliminary assessment concerning the influences of the development of new science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries on the agriculture, forestry, fisheries and food industries (hereafter in this Article referred to as "technology assessment"), and reflect the outcomes thereof in policies. <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries shall conduct evaluation of the level of core technology (hereafter in this Article referred to as "evaluation of technology level") and shall formulate and implement policies to improve such technology level, so as to promote the development of science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries. <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Necessary matters concerning the scope, procedures, etc. of technology assessment and evaluation of technology level shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
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 Article 17 (Cooperative Projects Including International Joint Research)   print
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may conduct any of the following projects, in cooperation with the governments of foreign countries, international organizations related to food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, and research and development institutions or organizations, so as to develop science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries and promote the development of related technologies. In such cases, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may have Korean research and development institutions or organizations concerned, etc. take part in the relevant projects: <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. International joint research on science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries;
2. Sharing of information and technology development concerning science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries;
3. Other matters deemed necessary for promoting science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries.
(2) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may provide support necessary to relevant research and development institutions and organizations which jointly take part in projects under the latter part of the main sentence of paragraph (1) within budgetary limits. <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
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 Article 18 (Cooperation on Science and Technology for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries between South and North Korea)   print
The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may formulate policies to activate technology cooperation and exchanges between South and North Koreas and promote any of the following projects, after holding consultations with the heads of the relevant central administrative agencies: <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Joint development of science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries by South and North Koreas;
2. Exchanges of human resources of science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries between South and North Koreas and joint training and education;
3. Establishment of a cooperative foundation for science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries by South and North Koreas, including the standardization thereof;
4. Other projects deemed necessary by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries to promote the cooperation and exchanges of science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries between South and North Koreas.
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 Article 19 (Rewards)   print
The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may select individuals, organizations, companies, etc. which have made significant contributions to the promotion of science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries and grant rewards to them. <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
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 Article 20 (Delegation or Entrustment of Authority)   print
(1) Part of the authority of the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries pursuant to this Act may be delegated to the head of an affiliated organization, the Administrator of the Rural Development Administration or the Chief of the Korea Forest Service, as prescribed by Presidential Decree: Provided, That the authority under Article 12 (3) shall be delegated to them. <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Part of the authority of the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries under this Act may be entrusted to the heads of institutions or organizations which perform duties to promote science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
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 Article 21 (Legal Fiction as Public Officials in Application of Penal Provisions)   print
Executives or employees of institutions or organizations which perform duties entrusted by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries under Article 20 (2) shall be deemed public officials with regard to the relevant duties, when penal provisions under Articles 129 through 132 of the Criminal Act are applied. <Amended by Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
ADDENDA
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Preparation of Establishment)
(1) The Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries shall appoint seven or less promoters within 30 days after the promulgation of this Act, so as to deal with affairs concerning the establishment of the IPET.
(2) Promoters shall prepare the articles of incorporation of the IPET and receive authorization therefor from the Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries after affixing their names and seals or signatures.
(3) Promoters shall promptly register the incorporation of the IPET by joint signature, when they receive authorization under paragraph (2).
(4) When the head of the IPET is appointed, promoters shall promptly transfer their administrative affairs to him/her.
(5) Promoters shall be deemed dismissed, when the transfer of administrative affairs is completed under paragraph (4).
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Property, Rights, Duties and Employees)
(1) Property managed by the Agricultural Research and Development Promotion Center attached to the Korea Rural Economic Institute established under the Act on the Establishment, Operation and Fostering of Government-Funded Research Institutions (hereinafter referred to as the "Agricultural Research and Development Promotion Center"), and rights and duties of the Korea Rural Economic Institute, which belong to the Agricultural Research & Development Promotion Center, at the time this Act enters into force, shall be succeeded to by the IPET on the date the incorporation thereof is registered.
(2) Employees of the Agricultural Research and Development Promotion Center at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed appointed as the employees of the IPET on the date the incorporation of the IPET is registered.
ADDENDA <Act No. 9717, May 27, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation (Proviso Omitted).
Articles 2 and 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 10483, Mar. 29, 2011>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
(2) Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 10831, Jul. 14, 2011>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Applicability concerning Procedures for Formulation of Comprehensive Plans, etc.) The amended provisions of Article 5 shall apply to a comprehensive plan or implementation plan which is first formulated on and after this Act enters into force.
(3) (Transitional Measures concerning the Committee of Science and Technology for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) The Committee of Science and Technology for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries which has been established pursuant to the former Enforcement Decree of the Act on the Promotion of Science and Technology for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries at the time this Act enters into force shall be construed as the Committee of Science and Technology for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries established pursuant to this Act.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11691, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Conclusion of Agreements, etc.)
Agreements concluded and other acts done by the Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and acts done to him/her in accordance with the former provisions at the time this Act enters into force shall be construed as acts done by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries, or acts done to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries, respectively, in accordance with the amended provisions of this Act.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Comprehensive Plan and Implementation Plan)
A comprehensive plan or an implementation plan for the promotion of science and technology for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries formulated in accordance with the former provisions at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed a comprehensive plan or implementation plan under the amended provisions of Article 5 until the comprehensive plan or implementation plan is formulated in accordance with the amended provisions of the said Article.
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Science and Technology Commission of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)
The Committee of Science and Technology for Food, Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries established in accordance with the former provisions at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed the Science and Technology Commission of Food, Agriculture and Forestry established in accordance with the amended provisions of Article 5-2.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11713, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 and 6 Omitted.