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Law, Regulation or Guideline
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2005-08-10 07:52 UTC (mette.svejgaard@naturvardsverket.se)
Date of last update
2019-01-24 13:55 UTC (Melanie.Josefsson@naturvardsverket.se)
Date of publication
2019-01-24 13:55 UTC (Melanie.Josefsson@naturvardsverket.se)

General Information
  • Sweden
  • Sweden
Title of document
Swedish Environmental Code (SFS 1998:808)
Legislative details
Type of document
  • Law
Subject areas
  • Contained use
  • Human and/or Animal Health
  • Intentional introduction into the environment (AIA)
Types of LMOs addressed
  • Animals
  • Bacteria
  • Plants
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
The purpose of the regulation is to protect human health and the environment and to ensure that particular attention is paid to ethical concerns in connection with genetic engineering activities.

The Swedish Environmental Code covers all activities with a legal implication for the environment. Chapter 13 deals with the use of genetically modified organisms. Other provisions of the Code are also relevant to the use of GMOs, such as the general rules of consideration in chapter 2 and the provisions on biotechnical organisms in chapter 14.
Date of entry into force
Document details
Document text
The link provides a link to a PDF-file with an English translation of the Swedish Environmental Code
The Environmental Code was amended in 2006.
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Vallhallavägen 195
Sweden, SE-106 48
Phone:+46 10 698 10 00
Fax:+46 10 698 1042
Additional Information
Additional Information
The website http://www.genteknik.nu contains an overview of laws and regulation of GMO activities in Sweden in both Swedish.


Amendments have been made but not in relation to GMOs
Other relevant website address or attached documents