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Rwanda

Party to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
(since 20 Oct 2004)
Not a Party to the Nagoya - Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress
Additional information for the country profile A zero value is provided in the column 'Number of records' because this information does not exist for the following categories of information:

- Regional or International Agreement
- Decision on LMO under Advance Informed Agreement
- Decision on LMO for FFP under Article 11
- Risk Assessment
- Other Decision or Declaration
- Report on Biosafety Expert Assignment
- Capacity Building Project

Information is not yet being reported for the following categories of information:

- National Biosafety Website or Database
- Biosafety Expert

Rwanda is only at initial stages of utilizing GM technologies. The country has recently reviewed its draft biosafety law and policy. Until the legislation is in place, the country is not handling anything to do with GMOs, including food imports and aid, which must be clearly labeled that they are not GMOs.

Source: Online Update by Mr Emmanuel Kabera, BCH National Focal Point for the Rwanda (19 October 2017)

Link to this country's profile under the FAO GM Foods Platform: http://www.fao.org/food/food-safety-quality/gm-foods-platform/browse-information-by/country/country-page/en/?cty=RWA

National Focal Points (NFP) 1
Last updated 23 Jan 2022

Competent National Authority (CNA) 1
Last updated 28 Mar 2018

Supplementary Protocol Competent Authority (SPCA) 0

Biosafety Law, Regulation, Guidelines and Agreements (LAW) 2
Last updated 28 Mar 2018

Country's Decision or any other Communication (DEC) 0

Risk Assessment generated by a regulatory process (RA) 0

National Biosafety Website or Database (NDB) 1
Last updated 28 Mar 2018

Fourth National Report on the Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (NR4) 1
Last updated 27 Dec 2019

Third National Report on the Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (NR3) 1
Last updated 25 Nov 2015

Second National Report on the Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (NR2) 1
Last updated 27 Oct 2011

First National Report on the Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (NR1) 0

Interim National Report on the Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (NRI) 0

Biosafety Expert (EXP) 1
Last updated 24 Nov 2018