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Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2004-11-29 08:08 UTC (milos_nemec@env.cz)
Date of last update
2018-03-07 06:34 UTC (hana.jirakova@mzp.cz)
Date of publication
2018-03-07 06:34 UTC (hana.jirakova@mzp.cz)

General Information
  • Czech Republic
  • Czech Republic
Title of document
Act No. 78/2004 Coll., on the use of genetically modified organisms and genetic products, as amended
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Law
Subject areas
  • Contained use
  • Handling, transport, packaging and identification
  • Intentional introduction into the environment (AIA)
  • LMOs for direct use as feed
  • LMOs for direct use as food
  • LMOs for processing
  • Public awareness and participation
  • Transboundary movement (import/export)
  • Transit
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
The Act in accordance with the Law of European Communities lays down the rights and obligations of persons and the competences of administrative bodies in use of genetically modified organisms and genetic products.

The main scope of the act is the use of genetically modified organisms and genetic products, including contained use, release into the environment and the registration into the List for the placing on the market, public awareness and participation, risk assessment and labelling.
Date of entry into force
Document details
Document text
zákon_78-2004.pdf (297 KB)
Official document in Czech language
209_2004_uplne_zneni.pdf (366 KB)
Implementing Decree - official document in Czech
Unofficial documents
act_no-78-2004.pdf (288 KB)
Courtesy translation in English
Decree 209-2004_corr.doc (382 KB)
Implementing Decree - courtesy translation in English
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Ministry of the Environment
Vrsovicka 65
Prague 10
Czech Republic, 100 10
Phone:+420 267 121 111
Fax:+420 267 310 013
Url:Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic