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Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2005-01-25 05:27 UTC (CH-BCH)
Date of last update
2019-04-30 11:54 UTC (eric.wiedmer@natureconsult.ch)
Date of publication
2019-07-05 13:05 UTC (annegabrielle.wuestsaucy@bafu.admin.ch)

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General Information
  • Switzerland
Title of document
Ordinance on the contained use of organisms
Legislative details
Type of document
  • Law
Subject areas
  • Contained use
  • Handling, transport, packaging and identification
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
The purpose of this Ordinance is to protect people and the environment, in particular communities of animals and plants and their habitats, against harmful effects or nuisances of the contained use of organisms. This Ordinance shall also contribute to maintaining biological diversity and soil fertility.

This Ordinance regulates the contained use of organisms, in particular genetically modified or pathogenic organisms.
Date of entry into force
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)
Switzerland, CH-3003
Phone:+41 58 463 83 44
Fax:+41 58 464 79 78
Url:Federal Office for the Environment FOEN