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E-mail:
satenik.kharatyan@mail.ru
Country:
Armenia
Organization/agency name (Full name):
State Service for Food Safety of the Ministry of A
Contact person name:
Satenik Kharatyan
Website:
Physical full address:
49/2 Komitas ave., 0051, Yerevan, RA
Phone number:
(+374 91) 779074
Fax number:
(+374 10) 204590
Country introduction
Summary:

My country is in the process in developing a regulatory framework that requires the competent authority to conduct safety assessment of GM food.
Furthermore, Armenia is working to approximate the regulatory framework in food standards and safety with the EAEU legal framework and very closely to a European approach and there are agreement on cooperation between tհe CIS member states in the field of conservation of the genetic resources of agricultural crops and use of the genetic resources of cultivated plants.

Framework
Regulatory framework:
My country is in the process in developing 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:

Armenia started do researches in this field since formation of State Service for the food Safety institution. The draft of the law on ''Bisoafety use of GMO-s'' currently in circulation.

Some referenses realted to use and import of GM food:

According to the law on ''Food Safety''

. it is not allowed to produce and use GM food.

. it is not allowed to import food for special need (use) wich contains GM component.

. imported food wich contains GM component or substance must be labeled.

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 but the country has, or the country is in the process of developing national/regional guidelines that are not in line with the Codex Guidelines in conducting safety assessment of GM food.
Conduct of GM food safety assessment:
My country has never conducted food safety assessment of GM food but is planning to conduct such assessment in the near future.
Supplemental information on the implementation:

There has never been conducted a safety assessment of any GM crops in the past.

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 allows imports GM food or feed upon authorization.
Supplemental information on the production and trade:
LLP/AP incidents
LLP/AP incidents:
My country has not faced any LLP/AP situations in the last 10 years.
Supplemental information on the LLP/AP incidents:
Labelling requirement
Labelling requirement:
My country has a mandatory and positive labeling regulation on GM food (i.e., It contains GMO).
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:
Country information last modified:
18/05/2018