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E-mail:
bongani@sea.org.sz
Country:
Swaziland
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Swaziland Environment Authority
Contact person name:
Bongani Nkhabindze
Website:
Physical full address:
RHUS Office Park, Lot 195, Karl Grant Street, Mbabane
Phone number:
+268 76226767
Fax number:
Country introduction
Summary:
Framework
Regulatory framework:
My country has a regulatory framework that requires the competent authority to conduct safety assessment of GM food.
Structure for GM food safety assessment:
My country has competent authority, agency, organization, ministry, department, committee, commission or a system/mechanism that is tasked to conduct or review GM food safety assessment.
Supplemental information:

Swaziland has recently passed the Biosafety Act of 2012, which came into force on the 02nd December 2013. Currently the country is at the stage of finalizing the Regulations under the Act. The National Biosafety Advisory Committee (composed of people with various expertise) and the Biosafety Registrar's office have been put in place. The custodians of the Act is the Swaziland Environment Authority, under the Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs.

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

The Boisafety Registrar, Swaziland Environment Authority, P O Box 2602, Mbabane, tel: 24046960, Email: bongani@sea.org.sz

Assessment
GM food safety assessment guidelines:
My country follows the relevant Codex Guidelines or 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 does not regularly conduct food safety assessment of GM food, but has conducted at least once in the past.
Supplemental information on the implementation:
Stacked events
Regulation of stacked events:
My country is in the process of developing relevant regulations on stacked events.
Supplemental information on the stacked events:

The National Biosafety Advisory Committee is the body tasked to perform risk analysis and to review applications for contained use, introduction into the environment, placing into the market, import & export as well as the use of GMOs for food, feed and processes. The only application that has been submitted for review so far is for GM cotton

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 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
Other relevant documents:
Country information last modified:
22/08/2016