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Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2013-02-25 19:39 UTC (phyplskb@sisterisles.kn)
Date of publication
2013-02-25 19:39 UTC (phyplskb@sisterisles.kn)

General Information
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
Title of document
Biosafety Act, 2012
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Law
Subject areas
  • Contained use
  • Handling, transport, packaging and identification
  • Intentional introduction into the environment (AIA)
  • Liability and redress
  • Transboundary movement (import/export)
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
AN ACT to provide for the movement, transit, handling and use of genetically modified organisms resulting from modern biotechnology that may have adverse effects on conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, taking also into account risks to human health; to provide for the establishment of a Biosafety Board; to implement the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety; and to provide for related or incidental matters
Date of entry into force
Document details
Document text
Biosafety Act 2012.doc (314 KB)
Biosafety Act, 2012 Saint Christopher(St. Kitts) and Nevis, No. 14 of 2012
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Department of Environment
Ursula Amory Building
New Street
St. Kitts
St. Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Phone:1 869 466-8535
Url:Department of Environment