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Law, Regulation or Guideline
Record information and status
Record ID
8409
Status
Published
Date of creation
2005-04-11 05:02 UTC (mariakara@moew.government.bg)
Date of last update
2019-08-02 09:27 UTC (ntsvetkov@moew.government.bg)
Date of publication
2019-08-02 09:27 UTC (ntsvetkov@moew.government.bg)

General Information
Country
  • Bulgaria
Jurisdiction
  • Bulgaria
Title of document
Genetically Modified Organisms Act
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Law
Subject areas
  • Competent National Authorities and National Focal Points
  • Confidential Information
  • Contained use
  • Handling, transport, packaging and identification
  • Information Sharing
  • Intentional introduction into the environment (AIA)
  • LMOs for processing
  • Public awareness and participation
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Socio-economic considerations
  • Transboundary movement (import/export)
  • Transit
  • Unintentional transboundary movements and emergency measures
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
The Genetically Modified Organisms Act shall regulates:
1. the contained use of GMOs;
2. the release of the GMOs in the environment;
3. the placing on the market of GMOs or combination of them as products or ingredient of
products;
4. the transfer of GMOs;
5. the import, export and transit of GMOs;
6. the control over the activities under items 1-5.

The Act aims to protect human health and the environment when activities with GMOs have been carried out observing the Precautionary Principle.
Date of entry into force
2005-06-01
Document details
Information about document text
The translation in English is not official.
Amendments
Тhe version uploaded is current as of 1 August 2019.
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Ministry of Environment and Water
22 Maria Louisa Blvd
Sofia
Bulgaria, 1000
Phone:+3592 940 6123
Fax:+3592 940 6127
Email:ntsvetkov@moew.government.bg
Url:Bulgarian Biodiversity Portal,Ministry of Environment and Water
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests
55 Hristo Botev Blvd
Sofia
Bulgaria, 1040
Phone:+359 2 985 11 306
Fax:+359 2 980 18 62
Email:ipetkova@mzp.government.bg
Url:Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests