• CBD – October 1994
  • Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety – April 2003
  • Nagoya Protocol on Benefit Sharing October 2014
  • Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress – Non-Party

 Legal Status                      

  • Environment Management Act of 2000
  • The Environmental Management (Biosafety) Regulations, 2009
  • 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

Regulatory Review and Approval Processes

(Currently for Research Only)

CFTs approvals

  • Drought-tolerant and insect-resistant maize.

Environmental Approvals

  • None

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