Advance Informed Agreement

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(a) the exporting Party or exporter notifies the importing Party of the proposed transboundary movement prior to the first shipment, providing detailed written information on the CMO and its intended use; In 2002, a prior informed agreement procedure was introduced, which means that only live GMOs (mainly seeds) can be imported with formal authorisation from the national body of the beneficiary country. The Protocol promotes biosafety by establishing rules and procedures for the safe movement, handling and use of LMOs, with particular emphasis on transboundary movements of LMOs. It includes a number of procedures, including one for LMOs to be intentionally introduced into the environment, the so-called prior informed agreement procedure, and one for LMOs to be used directly as food or feed or for processing. Parties to the Protocol shall ensure that LMOs are handled, packaged and transported safely. In addition, the shipment of LMOs that are non-physical shipments must be accompanied by appropriate documentation indicating, inter alia, the identity of the LMOs and the point of contact for further information. These procedures and requirements are intended to provide importing Parties with the necessary information they need to make informed decisions on whether or not to accept imports of LMOs and to process them safely. Would you always like to receive the latest technical reports and news about BCH? Then subscribe to the BVL newsletter “Genetic Engineering”. You will then be informed by e-mail when a new BVL or BCH announcement on this subject is published. The First Meeting of the Parties adopted decisions establishing identification requirements for different categories of LMOs (Decision BS-I/6, SCBD 2004). However, the Second Meeting of the Parties did not reach agreement on detailed requirements for the identification of LMOs for direct use as food or feed or for processing, and will need to revisit this issue at its third meeting in March 2006.

The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity is an international convention on biosafety in addition to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which has been in force since 2003. The Biosafety Protocol aims to protect biodiversity from the potential risks posed by genetically modified organisms derived from modern biotechnology. All procedures were carried out in accordance with the written information agreement in accordance with national standards. If this information has not been provided in advance, inform the staff before the exam. Inform the manager in advance of your meal needs and inform them of your dietary needs. Individual Parties may decide to subject certain LMOs to simplified procedures, provided that appropriate measures are taken to ensure the safety of the deliberate transboundary movement of LMOs in accordance with the objectives of the Protocol. If it so wishes, a Contracting Party shall notify the BCH in advance of the cases in which the importation of a common element may take place at the same time as the notification of the transboundary movement and the importation of LMOs into it, which it has exempted from the EIA procedure. [7]. The pre-scientific agreement or AEOI procedure aims to ensure that the Party to be imported: All participants signed informed consent agreements before an LMO was first introduced into a country to be intentionally introduced into the environment.

A number of World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements, such as the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement), the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement) and the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), contain provisions relating to the Protocol. The preamble to that Protocol states: “Under the AEOI procedure and the other procedures set out in the Protocol, the Party to be imported shall require information on LMOs and the intended use of LMOs in order to enable its regulatory authorities to make an informed decision on the authorisation of the import of the LMO concerned. The notifier must provide the regulatory authorities with all necessary information, but may identify certain information that should be treated confidentially, i.e. which should not be disclosed to third parties, including the public. If the importing Party and the notifier do not agree on the information that should be treated as confidential, the importing Party should consult with the applicant prior to notification and the notifier may decide to withdraw the application. .