CBD – Jun. 1996

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety – Sept. 2003

Nagoya Protocol on Benefit Sharing – Apr. 2018

Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress – Non-Party


Legal Status                        

Environment Management Act of 2000

The Environmental Management (Biosafety) Regulations, 2009

The Environmental Management (Biosafety) Amendment Regulations, 2015

National Biotechnology Policy (2010)

Competent Authority        

The Environment Division, Office of the Vice-President

National Biotechnology Advisory Committee (NBAC)

National Biosafety Committee (NBC)

National Focal Point

The Environment Division, Office of the Vice-President


Biosafety Regulations/Guidelines   

Environmental Management Act (Cap. 191);

Guidelines for coexistence between GE and conventional crops

Participating Institutions/Agencies

Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority

Ministry of Education Science and Technology

Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology

Tanzania Bureau of Standards

Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBC)

Regulatory Review and Approval Processes
Currently for Research Only

Confined Field Trial Approvals

  • Drought-tolerant and insect-resistant maize.

Environmental Approvals

  • None