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Biosafety Act, 2011 (No. 831).

Country/Territory
Ghana
Document type
Legislation
Date
2011
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to regulate biotechnology and to provide for related matters.
Subject
Livestock, Environment gen., Cultivated plants, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Biosafety Biosecurity GMO EIA Institution Dispute settlement Inspection Offences/penalties Basic legislation Biotechnology Plant production Plant protection Biodiversity Liability/compensation
Geographical area
Africa, Western Africa
Abstract

This Act provides rules relative to the transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms resulting from biotechnology for purposes of protection public health and the environment. It establishes the National Biosafety Authority and defines its functions and powers. It also establishes an Appeals Tribunal and provides with respect to inspections.

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