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ACS-BNØØ3-6 Canola / Oilseed rape / Rape Seed Fertility restoration,Glufosinate tolerance 19/09/2019
ACS-BNØØ5-8 Canola / Oilseed rape / Rape Seed Glufosinate tolerance,Male sterility 19/09/2019
ACS-GHØØ1-3 Cotton Glufosinate tolerance 30/09/2019
ACS-GMØØ5-3 Soyabean / Soybeans Glufosinate tolerance 30/09/2019
ACS-GMØØ6-4 Soyabean / Soybeans Glufosinate tolerance 30/09/2019
ACS-OSØØ2-5 Rice Glufosinate tolerance 30/09/2019
ACS-ZMØØ3-2 Corn / Maize Glufosinate tolerance 30/09/2019
BCS-GHØØ2-5 Cotton Glyphosate tolerance 30/09/2019
BCS-GHØØ2-5 x BCS-GHØØ4-7 x BCS-GHØØ5-8 x SYN-IR1Ø2-7 Cotton Glyphosate tolerance,Lepidoptera resistance,Glufosinate tolerance 20/09/2019
BCS-GHØØ2-5xACS-GHØØ1-3 Cotton Glufosinate tolerance,Glyphosate tolerance 30/09/2019
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Focal Point Information

E-mail:
drubio@minsalud.gov.co
Country:
Colombia
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Ministerio de salud y proteccion social
Contact person name:
Daniel Rubio
Website:
Physical full address:
Carrera 13 No. 32- 76 piso 12, Bogotá
Phone number:
330 5000 ext 1256
Fax number:
Country introduction
Summary:

The 4525 decree of 2005, established the Ministry of Health and Social Protection as the competent authority for GMO for health and food purposes and creates the National Biosafety Technical Committee for GMO's used in health and food purposes (CTNSalud).

The CTNSalud is composed by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, the National Food and Drug Surveillance Institute (INVIMA) and the Technology and Innovation Administrative Department (COLCIENCIAS). This committee is responsible for the assesment of risk assessments; to inquire for any additional information; assessment of any measurements in accordance to the Cartagena Protocol; and the recommendation for the authorization of GMO for health or food purposes.

Framework
Regulatory framework:
My country has a regulatory framework that requires the competent authority to conduct safety assessment of GM food.
Structure for GM food safety assessment:
My country has competent authority, agency, organization, ministry, department, committee, commission or a system/mechanism that is tasked to conduct or review GM food safety assessment.
Supplemental information:
Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:
Assessment
GM food safety assessment guidelines:
My country follows the relevant Codex Guidelines or national/regional guidelines that are in line with the Codex Guidelines in conducting safety assessment of GM food.
Conduct of GM food safety assessment:
My country regularly conducts food safety assessment of GM food.
Supplemental information on the implementation:
Stacked events
Regulation of stacked events:
In my country, GM food/feed that contains stacked event(s) is considered as a new product even if all single events that are stacked have already approved.
Supplemental information on the stacked events:
Production and trade
GM food/feed production:
My country produces GM food or feed for commercial and research purposes.
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 faced 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/negative labeling regulation 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:
Country information last modified:
12/09/2019