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Record ID
Date of creation
2005-01-19 07:12 UTC (g.blazauskiene@am.lt)
Date of last update
2020-02-03 08:10 UTC (o.pivoriene@am.lt)
Date of publication
2020-02-03 08:10 UTC (o.pivoriene@am.lt)

General Information
  • Lithuania
  • Lithuania
Title of document
Establishment of Genetically Modified Organisms Steering Committee
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Regulation
Subject areas
  • LMOs for direct use as feed
  • LMOs for direct use as food
  • LMOs for processing
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Socio-economic considerations
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
Genetically Modified Organisms Steering Committee is a political advisory body for the development and enforcement of national regulatory system with respect to biosafety issues. This Committee consists of members appointed by relevant state authorities (e.g. Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health), the subordinated organizations, national biotech industry, NGOs, universities, scientific institutes.
The main task of GMOs Steering Committee is to advice national competent authority, responsible for implementation and enforcement of national regulatory legal acts, Europe Union regulations and directives, International binding Agreements (i.e. Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity), to initiate development and discussions on strategic biotechnology regulatory programs in environmental protection, health care, agriculture in order to secure safe level for handling and usage of genetically modified organisms in Lithuania.
Date of entry into force
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Amended on March 20, 2003 by the Order No. 127 and on February 28, 2005 by the Order No. D1-110, on March 9, 2015 by the Order No. D1-213; on October 15, 2019 by the Order No D1-612
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Ministry of Environment
A. Jakšto St. 4/9
Lithuania, LT–01105
Phone:+370 52 663 661
Fax:+370 52 663 663