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Second National Report on the Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (NR2)

last updated: 02 Nov 2011
General Information


Faculty of Natural Sciences/ Biotechnology Department
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01 Sep 2007
30 Sep 2011
Party to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Article 2 – General provisions
A domestic regulatory framework is partially in place
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  • Other laws, regulations or guidelines that indirectly apply to biosafety
No
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Yes
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One
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Partially
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Actually there is only one half post of staff dedicated to the national biosafety framework.
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Article 5 – Pharmaceuticals
No
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Article 6 – Transit and Contained use
No
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Yes
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No
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Articles 7 to 10 – Advance Informed Agreement (AIA) and intentional introduction of LMOs into the environment
No
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No
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No
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No
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Yes, to some extent
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No
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Yes
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No
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n/a
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n/a
EN
n/a
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None
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None
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The national legal framework that will cover the issues mentioned above is planned to be elaborated during the period 2012-2014 according to an inter-ministerial national plan for the approximation on GMO-s field was drafted last year and approved by a Decision of the Council of Ministers.
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Article 11 – Procedure for living modified organisms intended for direct use as food or feed, or for processing (LMOs-FFP)
Yes
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Yes
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No
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Yes
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No
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Yes
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No
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The Law "On Food" no.9863, dated 28.01.2008 includes legal provisions on a separate chapter dedicated to GMOs on LMOs-FFP issues in cases of lack or scientific certainty.
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Article 12 – Review of decision
No
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No
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No
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None
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Article 13 – Simplified procedure
No
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No
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None
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Article 14 – Bilateral, regional and multilateral agreements and arrangements
No
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Article 15 – Risk assessment
Yes
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No
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No
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No
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