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Focal Point Information

E-mail:
miguel.figueroa@baha.bz
Country:
Belize
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Belize Agricultural Health Authority
Contact person name:
Miguel Figueroa
Website:
Physical full address:
Corner 14 and D Street, King's Park, Belize City
Phone number:
501-6601683
Fax number:
5012245230
Country introduction
Summary:

the focal point for Belize Clearing House is Mr. Fracisco Gutierrez, focal point for the Cartagena Protocol is Dr. Natalie Gibson. Both are from the Belize Agricultural Health Authority. I was nominated as  the focal point for GM food safety risk assessment. the Forstry department is responsible for CBD. Currently Belize is not importing GM planting materials unless risk assessment has been conducted. As of today no food safety risk assessment had been conducted in Belize for GM foods.

Framework
Regulatory framework:
Structure for GM food safety assessment:
Supplemental information:
Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:
miguel.figueroa@baha.org.bz
Assessment
GM food safety assessment guidelines:
Conduct of GM food safety assessment:
Supplemental information on the implementation:
Stacked events
Regulation of stacked events:
Supplemental information on the stacked events:
Belize has draft Biosafety Bill and approved policy on use and imports of GM. the bio safety council is the technical advisory committee. under the regional Caribbean Bio safety project various activities will be implemented: review of the Bio safety Bill, updating the policy, Re-activation of the bio safety council and establishment of laboratory capacity for detection of LMOs and finally public education program on LMOs.
Production and trade
GM food/feed production:
GM food/feed imports:
Supplemental information on the production and trade:
LLP/AP incidents
LLP/AP incidents:
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Labelling requirement
Labelling requirement:
Supplemental information on the Labelling requirement:
Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment
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Country information last modified:
13/09/2015