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Act No. 8.974 regulating biotechnology activity.

Country/Territory
Brazil
Document type
Legislation
Date
1995
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Livestock, Cultivated plants
Keyword
Biotechnology Animal reproduction Inspection Toxicity/poisoning Hygiene/sanitary procedures GMO
Geographical area
Americas, South America
Entry into force notes
This Act enters into force on the date of publication.
Abstract

This Act regulates biotechnology activity. It consists of 18 articles establishing safety and inspection requirements for performing genetic engineering, such as: construction, breed, genetic manipulation, transport, production, consumption and every activity relevant to genetically modified organisms' (GMO). The aim of the Act is the protection of human, animal and plant health as well as natural environment. It establishes prohibited manipulation methods (human genetic manipulation is strictly

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References - Legislation

Implemented by

Decree No. 1.752 regulating Act No. 8.974 on biosafety.

Legislation | Brazil | 1995

Keyword: Biotechnology, Institution, GMO

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law No. 11.463 on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO).

Legislation | Brazil | 2000

Keyword: GMO, Research, Biotechnology, Toxicity/poisoning, Hygiene/sanitary procedures

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repealed by

Law No. 11.105 ruling on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) use and other provisions.

Legislation | Brazil | 2005

Keyword: GMO, Certification, Classification/declassification, Data collection/reporting, Ecological production/organic production, Genetic resources, Inspection, Institution, Basic legislation, Biological agents, Biotechnology, Biodiversity

Source: FAO, FAOLEX