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Date of creation
2019-08-25 10:10 UTC (drfoudamos@gmail.com)
Date of publication
2019-08-25 10:10 UTC (drfoudamos@gmail.com)

General Information
  • Egypt
Title of document
Memorandum of Understanding on the detection of GMOs between the EEAA and City of Scientific Research and Technological Applications
Legislative details
Type of document
  • Bilateral agreement or arrangement
Subject areas
  • Capacity-Building
  • Contained use
  • Handling, transport, packaging and identification
  • LMOs for processing
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
This agreement aims at qualification of laboratories equipped with adequate molecular biology to have the capabilities and expertise of scientists to develop and operate a neutral and independent national reference laboratory (or more) that tests and verifies the detection and quantification of genetically modified organisms in products to be released into the open environment. In products, their identification and traceability, both at the level of proteins or DNA
Date of entry into force
Document details
Information about document text
The document contains 10 articles governing the work between the two bodies, EEAA as the national competent authority of Cartagena Protocol and the City of Scientific Research and Technological Applications as the administrative body responsible for the management of the reference laboratory. A copy of the document can be obtained by contacting the national focal point or competent national authority.
The MOU has been signed for the first time in 2014 and renewed in 2017 for three years.
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Nature Conservation Sector of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs
30, Misr Helwan El-Zyrae Rd. 7th floor
Phone:+202 524 8792,+202 527 1391
Fax:+202 527 1391
Url:Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs (MSEA)