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Costa Rica
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Technological Institute of Costa Rica
Contact person name:
Giovanni Garro
Physical full address:
PO Box 159-7050
Phone number:
Fax number:
Country introduction
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:

Costa Rica have yet safety regulation only to crops. The activity with crops regulations is in order to get permits to increased seed.

The safety ragulations in GM food or feed is no yet approbed by the the goverment authoryties. Although from the last second project suported by UNEP-GEF to the Implementation of Cartagena Protocol deribed two draf documents to give the safety regulations.

Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:

CTNBio and Ministry of Health to food and Ministry of Agricultural to feed

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
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