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Focal Point Information

Organization/agency name (Full name):
Public Nutrtion Department of MoPH
Contact person name:
Dr.Ahmadwali Aminee
Physical full address:
Wazir Akbarkhan Hospital compund , Kabul Afghanistan
Phone number:
Fax number:
Country introduction

Afghanistan is a landlocked country located in the heart of Asia. The medicine and food board is established recently and also food committee is functioning under the board. The committee is responsible to develop the regulations, policies, protocols and guidelines on food safety and quality, to date a number of documents are under process to be finalized. The food law and environmental health regulation are also under process in ministry of justice to finalize by the parliament and cabinet of the government.By completion of relevant document, relevant department of the MoPH will conduct food safety assessment.

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 does not have a structure for GM food safety assessment.
Supplemental information:
Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:
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:
There is no regulations in my country 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:
Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment
Other relevant documents:
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