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Date of creation
2004-12-13 11:47 UTC (ADMINISTRATORS)
Date of last update
2020-04-14 14:15 UTC (joanna.rybak@mos.gov.pl)
Date of publication
2020-04-14 14:15 UTC (joanna.rybak@mos.gov.pl)

General Information
  • Poland
  • Poland
Title of document
The act of 22 June 2001 on Genetically Modified Mikroorganisms and Organisms (GMM and GMO) (Journal of Laws of 2019 r. pos. 706 and 2020 r. pos. 322)
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Law
Subject areas
  • Contained use
  • Handling, transport, packaging and identification
  • Human and/or Animal Health
  • Intentional introduction into the environment (AIA)
  • Public awareness and participation
  • Transboundary movement (import/export)
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
This Act shall regulate:
the contained use of genetically modified mikroorganisms and organisms, hereinafter referred to as the GMOs, the deliberate release into the environment of GMOs for any other purposes than placing on the market, the placing on the market of GMO products, the exportation and transit of the GMO products,
the competence of governmental administrative authorities on the GMOs.
This Act shall not apply to the genetic modification of the human genome.
For matters concerning foodstuffs and pharmaceutical products the provisions on the health conditions for foodstuffs and nutrition and the provisions on the pharmaceutical products shall apply, provided they do not contradict any provisions in this Act.

The scope of the Act shall include in particular grant of consents to deliberate release of GMOs into the environment, contained use of GMOs, permits to place GMO products on the market, export or transit GMO products, coordination of control and monitoring of the activities regulated by the Act,coordination of collection and exchange of information on security of human beings and the environment with regard to GMOs.
Date of entry into force
Document details
Document text
ActGMM_GMO.pdf (333 KB)
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Ministry of the Environment
Wawelska 52/54
Poland, 00-920
Phone:+48 22 3692027
Fax:+48 22 3692290
Department of Nature Conservation
Wawelska 52/54
Poland, 00-920
Phone:+48 22 5792479
Fax:+48 22 5792290
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