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Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2019-09-30 15:05 UTC (eriokor@yahoo.com)
Date of publication
2019-09-30 15:05 UTC (eriokor@yahoo.com)

General Information
  • Ghana
Title of document
Biosafety (Management of Biotechnology) Regulations, 2019 (L.I. 2383)
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Regulation
Subject areas
  • All functions pursuant to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
(a) to ensure an adequate level of protection in the field of safe development transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms resulting from biotechnology that may have an adverse effect on health and the environment, and

(b) to establish a transparent and predictable process to review and make decisions on genetically modified organisms specified in paragraph(a) and related activities

(a) The requirements of this Regulations are in addition to, and not in derogation of, the requirements
      imposed by any other enactment.

(b) This Regulations does not apply to genetically modified organisms that are pharmaceuticals for human
      use, and which are the subject of any other enactment.

Date of entry into force
Document details
Document text
L I 2383.pdf (9 MB)
Biosafety (Management of Biotechnology) Regulations (L.I. 2383)
No amendment has been made to this document.
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
National Biosafety Authority
Campus of the Graduate School of Nuclear and Allied Science, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, Kwabenya
Accra, Greater Accra Region
Ghana, Gh
Phone:+233 20 8163038
Url:National Biosafety Authority Website