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E-mail:
asiimwetheo@yahoo.com
Country:
Rwanda
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Rwanda Agriculture Board
Contact person name:
Dr. Theodore Asiimwe
Website:
Physical full address:
Rwanda Agriculture Board, P.O Box 5016, Airport Road, Kigali, Rwanda
Phone number:
+250 782299095
Fax number:
Country introduction
Summary:

Rwanda is only at initial stages of utilizing GM technologies. The country is currently reviewing its draft biosafety law and policy. Until the legislation is in place, the country is not handling anything to do with GMOs, including food imports and aid. Basically, the country has a "zero tolerance to GMO" policy for now.

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 does not have 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:

No food safety assesment in the country yet.

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.
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 does not import any GM food or feed (banned).
Supplemental information on the production and trade:
LLP/AP incidents
LLP/AP incidents:
I do not know if my country has faced any LLP/AP issues in the last 10 years.
Supplemental information on the LLP/AP incidents:
Labelling requirement
Labelling requirement:
Not applicable.
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:
27/10/2017