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Focal Point Information

E-mail:
malachyd@spiceisle.com
Country:
Grenada
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Ministry of Agriculture
Contact person name:
Dr. Malachy Dottin
Website:
Physical full address:
Happy Hill P.O. St.George's
Phone number:
+1 473-417-4490
Fax number:
473-440-3191
Country introduction
Summary:

Grenada became a party to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Kenya in 2000. The objective of which is to apply risk assessment measures to impede or reduce the risks associated with the potential adverse effects that biotechnology might have on the conservation and use of biological diversity.

 

In March 2003, Cabinet appointed the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) under the Ministry of Agriculture as the focal point and competent Authority responsible for performing the administrative functions required by the Cartagena Protocol.

 

Problem Statement

 

As a very small and developing third world country, Grenada lacks adequately trained human resources to deal with matters related to Biosafety Management and all the technical requirements necessary to comply with its international obligations with regards to transboundary movement of LMO’s/GMO’s, regulation of imports, risk assessment and management, monitoring, testing etc. This, no doubt, is one of the most pressing and vexing problems associated with the implementation of the Biosafety Prototcol by the National Biosafety Authority.

 

 

Framework
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.
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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 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.
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Stacked events
Regulation of stacked events:
There is no regulations in my country on stacked events.
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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.
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LLP/AP incidents
LLP/AP incidents:
I do not know if my country has faced any LLP/AP issues in the last 10 years.
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Labelling requirement
Labelling requirement:
My country does not have any labeling regulations/policies on GM food.
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Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment
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Country information last modified:
01/11/2017