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Second Regular National Report on the Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Record information and status
Record ID
109786
Status
Published
Date of creation
2013-05-27 00:00 UTC (bch@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2016-04-21 14:02 UTC (manoela.miranda@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2016-04-21 14:02 UTC (manoela.miranda@cbd.int)

Origin of report
Country
  • Uruguay
Contact officer for report
Coordinates
Submission
10. Date of submission
2013-05-27
Party to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
12. Is your country a Party to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB)?
  • No
Survey on indicators of the Strategic Plan (2014)
In decision BS-VI/15, Parties requested the Executive Secretary to conduct a dedicated survey to gather information corresponding to indicators in the Strategic Plan that could not be obtained from the second national reports or through other existing mechanisms.

The answers to the survey are displayed below.
When did your national biosafety framework become operational?
indicator 1.1.1
  • 2008
Here you may provide further details
Desde la ratificación del Protocolo de Cartagena, la implementación del mismo se maneja con fondos  del presupuesto nacional. En diciembre de 2012, se desarrolló un taller de capacitación en BCH para  reguladores de diferentes instituciones financiado por el Ministerio de Vivienda, Ordenamiento  Territorial y Medio Ambiente.
Survey 4. How many biosafety short-term training programmes and/or academic courses are offered annually in your country?
indicator 1.2.3
  • 1 per year or more
Survey 5. Does your country have in place a functional national mechanism for coordinating biosafety capacity-building initiatives?
indicator 1.2.4
  • Yes
Here you may provide further details
El Gabinete Nacional de Bioseguridad (GNBio) es quien define los lineamientos de la política nacional  de bioseguridad de vegetales.
Survey 6. How much additional funding (in the equivalent of US dollars) has your country mobilized in the last four years to support implementation of the Biosafety Protocol, beyond the regular national budgetary allocation?
indicator 1.2.5
  • Less than 5,000 USD
Survey 7. Does your country have predictable and reliable funding for building capacity for the effective implementation of the Protocol?
indicator 1.2.6
  • No
Here you may provide further details
El Punto Focal Político y el Punto Focal BCH de Uruguay han realizado contactos en búsqueda de apoyo  financiero del GEF, PNUMA y otras agencias, a fin de desarrollar actividades de creación de capacidad  para la efectiva implementación del Protocolo de Cartagena. Nuestro país se encuentra en la etapa  inicial de implementación del Protocolo, por lo que la generación de capacidades en este sentido  resulta esencial.
Survey 8. How many LMO-related collaborative bilateral/multilateral arrangements has your country established with other Parties/non-Parties?
indicator 1.2.8
  • None
Survey 9. Has your country adopted or used any guidance documents for the purpose of conducting risk assessment and/or risk management?
indicator 1.3.1.1
Survey 9.a) Risk assessment
  • Yes
Survey 9.b) Risk management
  • Yes
Survey 10. Has your country adopted or used any guidance documents for the purpose of evaluating risk assessment reports submitted by notifiers?
indicator 1.3.1.2
  • Yes
Here you may provide further details
Formularios de solicitud de autorización para la introducción, uso y manipulación de organismos  vegetales genéticamente modificados (OVGM) (Decreto 353/008 y Textos Modificativos Decretos  535/008, 280/009).
Survey 11. Has your country adopted any common approaches to risk assessment with other countries?
indicator 1.3.2
  • Yes
Survey 12. Has your country ever conducted a risk assessment of an LMO?
indicator 1.3.3
  • Yes
Survey 13. Does your country have the capacity to identify, assess and/or monitor living modified organisms or specific traits that may have adverse effects on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, taking into account risks to human health?
indicator 1.4.2
Survey 13.a) Identify
  • Yes
Survey 13.b) Assess
  • Yes
Survey 13.c) Monitor
  • Yes
Here you may provide further details
Se cuenta con capacidades básicas que es necesario desarrollar y fortalecer.  En cuanto al monitoreo, no es claro el alcance del mismo en la pregunta.
Survey 14. Does your country have available any guidance for the purpose of ensuring the safe handling, transport, and packaging of living modified organisms?
indicator 1.6.4
  • Yes
Here you may provide further details
Protocolos de bioseguridad para uso de eventos regulados; condiciones estipuladas en las resoluciones  del Gabinete Nacional de Bioseguridad (GNBio); protocolos internos de las empresas (sector privado).
Survey 15. Does your country have any specific approaches or requirements that facilitate how socio-economic considerations should be taken into account in LMO decision making?
indicator 1.7.2
  • Yes
Here you may provide further details
En las decisiones sobre solicitudes de autorización para liberación al ambiente de OGMs, OPYPA  (Oficina de Programación y Política Agropecuaria) del Ministerio de Ganadería, Agricultura y Pesca,  realiza un informe sobre aspectos socioeconómicos; sin embargo, es necesario profundizar estas  consideraciones. También durante el proceso de participación pública se recogen las observaciones que  atienden aspectos socioeconómicos.
Survey 16. How many peer-reviewed published materials has your country used for the purpose of elaborating or determining national actions with regard to socio-economic considerations?
indicator 1.7.1
  • None
Survey 17. What is your country's experience, if any, in taking socio-economic considerations into account in LMO decision making?
indicator 1.7.3
El Artículo 1º del Decreto 353/008 establece que la "introducción, uso y manipulación de vegetales y  sus partes genéticamente modificados, cualquiera sea la forma o el régimen bajo la cual se realicen,  sólo podrán efectuarse previa autorización, concedida caso a caso, por las autoridades competentes,  teniendo en cuenta los resultados de las correspondientes etapas de la evaluación y gestión del riesgo  de esa aplicación sobre el ambiente, la diversidad biológica, la salud humana, la sanidad animal y  vegetal, y aspectos socioeconómicos"
Survey 18. Does your country have the capacity to take appropriate measures in the event that an LMO is unintentionally released?
indicator 1.8.3
  • Yes
Here you may provide further details
Si, aunque con ciertos desafíos. (ver comentarios pregunta 14).
Survey 19. How many people in your country have been trained in risk assessment, monitoring, management and control of LMOs?
indicator 2.2.3
Survey 19.a) Risk assessment
  • 10 or more
Survey 19.b) Monitoring
  • One or more
Survey 19.c) Management / Control
  • 10 or more
Here you may provide further details
Se trata de cifras aproximadas que podrían tener modificaciones.
Survey 20. Does your country have the infrastructure (e.g. laboratory facilities) for monitoring or managing LMOs?
indicator 2.2.4
  • Yes
Survey 21. Is your country using training material and/or technical guidance for training in risk assessment and risk management of LMOs?
indicator 2.2.5
  • Yes
Survey 22. Are the available training materials and technical guidance on risk assessment and risk management of LMOs sufficient and effective?
indicator 2.2.6
Survey 22.a) Sufficient
  • No
Survey 22.b) Effective
  • No
Survey 23. How many customs officers in your country have received training in the identification of LMOs?
indicator 2.3.1
  • One or more
Survey 24. How many laboratory personnel in your country have received training in detection of LMOs?
indicator 2.3.1
  • 10 or more
Survey 25. Does your country have reliable access to laboratory facilities for the detection of LMOs?
indicator 2.3.2
  • No
Survey 26. How many laboratories in your country are certified for LMO detection?
indicator 2.3.3
  • None
Survey 27. How many of the certified laboratories in the previous question are operational?
indicator 2.3.4
  • None
Survey 28. Has your country received any financial and/or technical assistance for capacity-building in the area of liability and redress relating to living modified organisms?
indicator 2.4.1
  • No
Survey 29. Does your country have administrative or legal instrument that provide for response measures for damage to biodiversity resulting from living modified organisms?
indicator 2.4.2
  • No
Survey 30. Has your country informed the public about existing modalities for public participation in the decision-making process regarding living modified organisms?
indicator 2.5.2
  • Yes
Survey 31. If you answered yes to the previous question, please indicate the modalities used to inform the public?
indicator 2.5.2
  • National website
  • Newspaper
  • Public hearings
Survey 33. How many academic institutions in your country are offering biosafety education and training courses and programmes?
indicator 2.7.1
  • None
Here you may provide further details
Pero sí algunos eventos puntuales de aproximación al tema.
Survey 34. How many biosafety training materials and/or online modules are available in your country?
indicator 2.7.2
  • None
Survey 35. Does your country have in place a monitoring and/or an enforcement system?
indicator 3.1.6
Survey 35.a) Monitoring system
  • No
Survey 35.b) Enforcement system
  • No
Survey 36. Please indicate the number of regional, national and international events organized in relation to biosafety (e.g. seminars, workshops, press conferences, educational events, etc.,) in the last 2 years.
indicator 4.3.1
  • 5 or more
Survey 37. Please indicate the number of biosafety related publications that has been made available in your country in the last year.
indicator 4.3.2
  • None
Survey 38. If biosafety related publications were made available (see question above), please indicate which modalities were preferred.
indicator 4.3.2
  • N/A
Survey 39. How many collaborative initiatives (including joint activities) on the Cartagena Protocol and other Conventions and processes has your government established in the last 4 years?
indicator 5.2.1
  • None
Survey 40. Does your country have any awareness and outreach programmes on biosafety?
indicator 5.3.1
  • No
Survey 42. Has your country designed and/or implemented an outreach/communication strategy on biosafety?
indicator 5.3.2
  • No
Survey 43. Please indicate the number of educational materials on biosafety that are available and accessible to the public.
indicator 5.3.4
  • One or more