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E-mail:
ahmadwali_aminee@yahoo.com
Country:
Afghanistan
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Public Nutrtion Department of MoPH
Contact person name:
Dr.Ahmadwali Aminee
Website:
Physical full address:
Wazir Akbarkhan Hospital compund , Kabul Afghanistan
Phone number:
0093700050741
Fax number:
Country introduction
Summary:

Afghanistan is a landlocked country located in the heart of Asia. The Food Safety Law has been enacted recently by the parliament and a national food safety board will be established under the leadership of Ministry of Public Health with co-chairing of Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock, the board will replace the medicine and food board, and it will also be responsible to monitor implementation of the law and strengthening coordination among relevant government departments on food safety. Afghanistan also recently become member of World Trade Organization, the development of a number of regulations, protocols and procedures are under process as requirement for smoothly implementation of food safety law and also ensuring consumer protection. 

Framework
Regulatory framework:
My country does not have a regulatory framework that requires the competent authority to conduct safety assessment of GM food.
Structure for GM food safety assessment:
My country is in the process in developing a structure for GM food safety assessment.
Supplemental information:

The food safety law has been recently enacted by parliament and development of a number of structures under the law are under process (e.g. food control authority) which will oversee all process on food quality control and safety in the country. 

Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:
Assessment
GM food safety assessment guidelines:
My country does not conduct safety assessment of GM food and we do not plan to develop any guidelines for GM food safety assessment.
Conduct of GM food safety assessment:
My country has never conducted safety assessment of GM food and will not (be able to) conduct such assessment in the near future.
Supplemental information on the implementation:
Stacked events
Regulation of stacked events:
My country is in the process of developing relevant regulations on stacked events.
Supplemental information on the stacked events:
Production and trade
GM food/feed production:
My country does not produce any GM food or feed.
GM food/feed imports:
My country may import GM food or feed and there is no authorization process.
Supplemental information on the production and trade:
LLP/AP incidents
LLP/AP incidents:
My country does not monitor LLP/AP situations.
Supplemental information on the LLP/AP incidents:
Labelling requirement
Labelling requirement:
My country does not have any labeling regulations/policies on GM food.
Supplemental information on the Labelling requirement:

my country has labeling standard and a technical regulation on that but there is no any specific  labeling regulation/policy on GM food.

Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment
Other relevant documents:
Country information last modified:
28/07/2017