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E-mail:
salzeyara@moph.gov.qa
Country:
Qatar
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Supreme Council of Health
Contact person name:
Shaikha
Website:
Physical full address:
P.O.Box 42
Phone number:
+97444070160
Fax number:
+97444070837
Country introduction
Summary:

The State of Qatar is a peninsula located amid the western coast of the Arabian Gulf. Of the islands affiliated to Qatar, Halul, Shraouh and Al-Asshat are the most important.

Qatar’s capital city is Doha.

The land mainly consists of a flat rocky plain, covered with a range of low limestone outcroppings in Jebel Dukhan in the west and Jebel Fuyart in the north. This plain is mostly marked by its many inland seas (Khors), bays and basins called (al-Riyadh) over the northern and middle areas that are considered to be the most fertile lands housing different natural plants.

Qatar occupies an area of 11,521 square kilometers.

atar has a population of about one million and eight hundred thousand (as per 2012 Population census). About 83% of the population lives in Doha and its major suburb Al-Rayyan.

Arabic is the official language of the country, but English is also widely used.

Islam is the official religion of the State of Qatar, and the Islamic Law (Sharia) is a major source of legislation in the country.

Doha, Al-Wakrah, Al-Khor, Dukhan, Al-Shamal, Msaieed, Ras Lafan and others.

Qatar has a desert climate with hot summers, warm winters and scarce rainfall.

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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Assessment
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.
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Stacked events
Regulation of 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 allows imports GM food or feed upon authorization.
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LLP/AP incidents
LLP/AP incidents:
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Labelling requirement
Labelling requirement:
My country has a mandatory and positive labeling regulation on GM food (i.e., It contains GMO).
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GSO 2142: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GENETICALLY MODIFIED PROCESSED FOOD AND FEED

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Country information last modified:
30/11/2017