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Biosafety Act, 2007 (No. 10 of 2007).

Country/Territory
Zambia
Document type
Legislation
Date
2007
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to regulate the research, development, application, import, export, transit, contained use, release or placing on the market of any genetically modified organism whether intended for use as a pharmaceutical, food, feed or processing, or a product of a genetically modified organism; ensure that any activity involving the use of any genetically modified organism or a product of a genetically modified organism prevents any socio-economic impact or harm to human and animal health, or any damage to the environment, non-genetically modified crop and biological diversity; set and implement standards for the assessment, evaluation and management of any potential risk involving the use of any genetically modified organism or product of a genetically modified organism; establish the National Biosafety Authority and prescribe its powers and functions; provide for the establishment of the Scientific Advisory Committee; provide for public participation, information and consultation in the field of biosafety; provide for a mechanism for liability and redress for any harm or damage caused to human and animal health, non-genetically modified crop, socio-economic conditions, biological diversity or the environment by any genetically modified organism or a product of a genetically modified organism; provide for the formation and registration of institutional biosafety committees; and provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.
Subject
Livestock, Cultivated plants, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Biotechnology Biosafety Biosecurity Traditional knowledge/indigenous knowledge Basic legislation Plant production Plant protection GMO Packaging/labelling Biodiversity Liability/compensation EIA
Geographical area
Africa, Eastern Africa, Landlocked Developing Nations, Least Developed Countries
Entry into force notes
The Act came into operation on 7 March 2008 (S.I. No. 31 of 2008).
Abstract

This Act provides rules relative to the import, development, export, research, transit, contained use, release or placing on the market of any genetically modified organism whether intended for release into the environment, for use as a pharmaceutical, for food, feed or processing, or a product of a genetically modified organism. The rules intend to ensure that harm by GMO’s is prevented to the environment, human or animal health, non-genetically modified crops or biological diversity.

Full text
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References - Legislation

Implemented by

Biosafety (Genetically Modified Organisms for Food, Feed and Processing) Regulations, 2010 (S.I. No. 42 of 2010).

Legislation | Zambia | 2010

Keyword: Biosafety, Biosecurity, Registration, Risk assessment/management, Biotechnology, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Plant production, Plant protection, GMO, Packaging/labelling, Traceability/product tracing

Source: FAO, FAOLEX