The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety requires each Party to designate:
Registering National Focal Points
Information on focal points cannot be directly published in the BCH by Parties (and non-Parties). The records in this category can only be registered in the BCH by the Secretariat upon receipt of an official written communication addressed to the Executive Secretary and endorsed by the relevant authorities.
The rules and procedures for nominating a focal point are as follows:
To nominate an NFP, you can also use the offline common format, available in MS Word, in your preferred language. The offline common format needs to be completed, duly signed by the respective authority and sent to the Secretariat as a scanned attachment by e-mail to email@example.com, or it can be sent by post or fax.
Please note that the fields marked with an asterisk (*) in the format are mandatory.