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National Node of the BCH


Welcome to The Egyptian node of the Biosafety Clearing- House (Eg-BCH).
The Eg-BCH is the Egyptian node of the du Centre d'├ęchange (BCH) (BCH) established under Article 20 of Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, in order to facilitate the exchange of scientific technical, environmental and legal information on living modified organisms (LMOs), and to assist with national implementation of the protocol

The Egyptian Biosafety Clearing- House (Eg-BCH) provides access to a wide range of of information to assist the government in the implementation of the Cartegena Protocol, and to facilitate the exchange of scientific, technical, environmental and legal information and experiences relating to LMOs. Users can search the Eg-BCH databases for information in in various categories: national contacts, laws and regulations, decision and information ...

Biosafety in Egypt is regulated through the nature conservation sector of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency an arm of Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs.


What is the function of the Biosafety Clearing House?
The function of the Biosafety Clearing- House is to facilitate the exchange of information of living modified organisms (LMOs) and to assist stakeholders in the implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

In addition to facilitate a general exchange of information, the BCH is established as the only means through which Parties can provide certain information required under the protocol, including information for the Advance Informed Agreement procedures (AIA). The BCH will, in addition, provide the mechanism by which Parties are informed about final decisions regarding domestic use of LMOs including those covered by Article 11 of the Protocol.