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Biosafety Clearg House
WHO 20 GM Questions
Late Lessons and Warnings
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Biosafety Protocol text
IPPC (FAO) 1997




WTO Law and Science,

with emphasis on the case of trade regulation of GM products



See also the Codex Alimentarius section

The key legal instrument addressing the international regulation of biosafety is the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity which was signed in January 2000 and ratified in September 2003. The first Meeting of the Parties (MOP) was held in April 2004 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, back-to-back with the Convention on Biological Diversity's 7th Convention of the Parties (COP-7). The Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH) is an information exchange mechanism established by the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to assist Parties to implement its provisions and to facilitate sharing of information on, and experience with, living modified organisms (LMOs). Additional Information is available on the Biosafety Protocol's Home Page.