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Date of creation
2018-06-12 11:58 UTC (anita.greiter@umweltbundesamt.at)
Date of publication
2018-06-12 11:58 UTC (anita.greiter@umweltbundesamt.at)

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General Information
  • Austria
Title of document
Provisions for the prohibition of GMO cultivation (Gentechnik-Anbauverbots-Rahmengesetz, BGBl. I Nr. 93/2015
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Law
Subject areas
  • Intentional introduction into the environment (AIA)
Types of LMOs addressed
  • Plants
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
The aim of this law is the coordination of agricultural and environmental policy regarding the prevention of undesired effects of genetically modified organisms. This includes the establishment of an advisory board for the coordination of gene technology precautionary aspects. Its task is to discuss and develop national strategies to ensure the GMO-free status regarding cultivation in Austria, taking into account directive (EU) 2015/412. In addition this law includes gene technology precautionary measures to be implemented in the respective legislation of the Austrian Federal States.
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Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Regions and Tourism
Stubenring 1
Austria, 1010
Phone:+43 1 71100-0
Fax:+43 1 513 16 79 25 25
Url:Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Regions and Tourism