Regulatory Framework
(Last revised: 5 May, 2010 )
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The Protocol requires each Party to take necessary and appropriate legal, administrative and other measures to implement its obligations under the Protocol.
Belgium has already adopted during the past years a comprehensive domestic regulatory framework in order to prevent the potential adverse effects on human health and the environment which might arise from the use of living modified organisms (LMOs) - referred to in Belgium as GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Most Belgian legislation related to LMOs (GMOs) implements or enforces European Community (EC) legislation.

The present chapter aims at presenting the main elements of this domestic regulatory framework.

General Provisions

Imports of LMOs destined for contained use

Imports of LMOs destined for intentional introduction into the environment

Imports of LMOs intended for direct use as food or feed, or for processing (LMO-FFPs)

Exports of LMOs to third countries

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