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Law, Regulation or Guideline
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2005-08-15 07:34 UTC (mette.svejgaard@naturvardsverket.se)
Date of last update
2019-01-24 14:14 UTC (Melanie.Josefsson@naturvardsverket.se)
Date of publication
2019-01-24 14:14 UTC (Melanie.Josefsson@naturvardsverket.se)

General Information
  • Sweden
  • Sweden
Title of document
The Swedish Board of Agriculture's Regulations on the Use of Genetically Modified Animals
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Regulation
Subject areas
  • Contained use
  • Human and/or Animal Health
  • Intentional introduction into the environment (AIA)
Types of LMOs addressed
  • Animals
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
The objective of the regulation is to precisise the procedure for application in accordance with EU law.

The rules apply to contained use and deliberate release of genetically modified animals, exempted are aquatic organisms.
Date of entry into force
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Swedish Board of Agriculture
Sweden, SE-551 82
Phone:+46 36 15 50 00
Fax:+46 36 19 05 46
Additional Information
Additional Information
The document only exists in a Swedish version. In order to obtain permission to use a genetically modified animal in Sweden, consideration must be taken to human health, animal health and suffering and the  risk for genetically impoverishment and unintentional dissemination of animals.