The state government has opened a review into Tasmania's GMO-free status.
Genetically Modified Organism technology has been banned in Tasmania since 2005 under legislation.
Despite this, the Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment Department undertakes annual checks on gene technology to see if any developments may warrant an early review of the moratorium.
The state's moratorium is due to expire this year.
Primary Industry Minister Guy Barnett said the government would consult with producers, retailers, wholesalers, exporters and the community as part of the review.
But he said previous reviews in 2003, 2007, and 2013 had found no reason for change which was supported by the government.
The new review will look at market advantages and disadvantages for allowing the use of gene technology in Tasmania and research and development in the area.
Mr Barnett said the state regulated the moratorium for marketing purposes so human health, safety and environmental impacts would not be part of the review as these issues fell under federal regulations.
Only Tasmania, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory are declared GMO-free jurisdictions.
An issues paper released as part of the review acknowledged gene technology was "advancing rapidly".
"A new generation of techniques, including gene editing, is enabling more precise and efficient genetic modification of plants, animals and microorganisms," it said.
Submissions can be made to DPIPWE until April 26.