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Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2006-12-30 17:13 UTC (omtayebom@gmail.com)
Date of last update
2011-12-09 16:00 UTC (omtayebom@gmail.com)
Date of publication
2011-12-09 16:00 UTC (omtayebom@gmail.com)

General Information
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Title of document
Biosafety Law for Release of Genetically Modified Products
Legislative details
Type of document
  • Law
Subject areas
  • All functions pursuant to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
Implementation of national obligations under the Protocol persuant to Article 2.

The regulations apply to the intentional release of all living modified organisms into the environment and aims at  ascertaining safety to the environment, human health and other elements of safety as referred to in various articles of the Protocol.
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)
Additional Information
Additional Information
The national Law on biosafety has been approved by the Legislative Committee of the Cabinet of Ministers.  It was further approved by the Cabinet of Ministers and forwarded to the Legislative Institution to be promulgated into law.
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