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Record ID
Date of creation
2005-05-19 07:19 UTC (g.blazauskiene@am.lt)
Date of last update
2020-02-03 08:14 UTC (o.pivoriene@am.lt)
Date of publication
2020-02-03 08:14 UTC (o.pivoriene@am.lt)

General Information
  • Lithuania
Title of document
Order on Risk Assessment on Genetically Modified Organisms to Human Health and Environment
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Regulation
Subject areas
  • Intentional introduction into the environment (AIA)
  • Risk assessment and management
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
The Order establishes the main principles, methods and performance procedures for the activities related to the risk assessment of genetically modified organisms and genetically modified products, consisted of genetically modified organisms, posed to human and animal health, environment and agriculture.

The Order applies to all natural and legal persons, releasing into environment or placing to the market genetically modified organisms or genetically modified products in the territory of the Republic of Lithuania. This order does not establish requirements for risk assessment posed to the human and animal health, environment and agriculture by medicines, vaccines, medical substances and veterinary compounds; genetically modified organisms and genetically modified products used for the purposes of contained use; as well as novel food produced from genetically modified organisms. This Order does not apply to the transit carriage of genetically modified organisms and genetically modified products through the territory of Lithuania.
Date of entry into force
Document details
Document text
Information about document text
Amended on October 4, 2010 by the Order No.D1-841/V-869/3D-894/B1-348. New version on July 12, 2019 No D1-417/V-824/3D-423/B1-495
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