The present law constitutes the first stage essential to the
implementation of the conditions of handling of modern
biotechnologies. This law aims to create good environment for the
biotechnologies with the profit of populations based on a
perspective of sustainable development.
The present law comprises eight chapters.
The chapter I gather the definitions of terms used in the field of
biotechnology to facilitate understanding and employment of them.
In the same way, this chapter fixes the field of application.
The chapter II approaches the institutional framework of
implementation. This framework comprises :
- National Commission of Biosafety and Biosecurity;
- National observatory of biosafety.
The chapter III lays down the provisions of confined use of the GMO
for research or development.
The chapter IV indicates the provisions of the dissemination and
marketing of the GMO.
The chapter V approaches the issues of the right of the communities
to have zones without GMO.
The chapter VI solves the question of the damage, the
responsibility and liability.
The chapter VII indicates issues of infringements and repressions.
It approaches the research and the observation of the
infringements, the actions and the continuations, the seizures and
the confiscations, the administrative sanctions.
So, it is risk prevention related to modern biotechnologies,
recommended by Convention on the Biodiversity ratified by Côte
d'Ivoire since 1994, which justifies the adoption of this