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Third National Report on the Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (NR3)

last updated: 21 Sep 2020
General Information


INIDA, ERIS, INSP, SNSA, DGASP.
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01 Jan 2011
31 Dec 2015
Party to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Yes
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Article 2 – General provisions
Only a draft framework exists
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  • Other laws, regulations or guidelines that indirectly apply to biosafety
No
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No
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No
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There are drafts of Biosafety law and Nacional Biosafety Framework that need to be revised and approved by the Council of Ministers before implementation
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Article 5 - Pharmaceuticals
No
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There is an Agency with responsibility to regulate the transboundary movement, handling and use of all pharmaceutical products, including LMOs, but is not operating yet in the LMOs field.
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Article 6 – Transit and Contained use
No
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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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No
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No
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None
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None
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Though not implemented yet, the draft National Biosafety Framework proposes a notification system, acknowlegment of receipt and decision procedure based on the The Advance Informed Agreement (AIA).
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Article 11 – Procedure for living modified organisms intended for direct use as food or feed, or for processing (LMOs-FFP)
No
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No
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No
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No
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No
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No
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Although the answers to questions 51, 52, 53, 54 and 56 are "No", the drafts National Biosafety Framework (NBF) and Biosafety Legislation propose a procedure for living modified organisms for direct use as food or feed, or for processing.
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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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Even though the country has not entered into any bilateral, regional or multilateral agreements or arrangements regarding intentional transboundary movements of LMOs, it has agreements on the scope of international treaties that may directely or indirectely relate to the regulation of LMOs. The more relevant ones are the Codex Alimentarius and the agreements within the World Trade Organization (WTO) as the General Agreement on Trade and Tariff – GATT; the Sanitary and Phyto-sanitary Agreement – SPS; and the International Plants Protection Convention – IPPC.
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Articles 15 & 16 – Risk Assessment and Risk Management
No
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None
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None
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None
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No
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No
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No
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n/a
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