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E-mail:
fslamian@kisr.edu.kw
Country:
Kuwait
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Kuwait institute for scientific research
Contact person name:
Fadila
Website:
Physical full address:
Kuwait institute for scientific research/ ELSRC
Phone number:
+965 24989157
Fax number:
+965 24989069
Country introduction
Summary:
  
   

Kuwait is a member of GCC$     countries and follow regulations set by Office of Agricultural Affairs in     Dubai. The OAA permits the import of plant based GM products. The GCC4     countries are in process of establishing several technical regulations for labeling     of GE food. However, the import and production of animal based GE products     are prohibited.

   
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:
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 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:
Others
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:
20/08/2017