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Act on restriction of cultivation of genetically modified organisms (2019/445).

Country/Territory
Finland
Document type
Legislation
Date
2019
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen., Food & nutrition, Cultivated plants
Keyword
Pollution control GMO Food quality control/food safety Biotechnology Classification/declassification Authorization/permit Biosafety Biosecurity Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings
Geographical area
Arctic, Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

This Act provides for the national arrangements required for the implementation of Directive 2015/412 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2001/18 / EC as regards the possibility for Member States to restrict or prohibit the cultivation of genetically modified organisms in their territories, and on the supervision in connection with this. The Act applies to genetically modified organisms for which cultivation permits have been granted in accordance with Part C of Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the deliberate release of genetically modified organisms into the environment or Chapter II or III of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on genetically modified food and feed, hereinafter the Regulation on genetically modified food and feed. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry controls and supervises compliance with this law and the regulations issued under it. The Act defines duties of various authorities in respect of cultivation permits. The Ministry may prohibit or restrict cultivation, but limitations or prohibitions must be compatible with EU law, justified, proportionate and non-discriminatory and based on compelling circumstances (examples are given).

Full text
Swedish
Website
www.finlex.fi