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E-mail:
mafsoils@kalianet.to
Country:
Tonga
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forests & Fisheries
Contact person name:
Viliami T. Manu
Website:
Physical full address:
PO Box 14, Nuku'alofa
Phone number:
676 7717936
Fax number:
676 23093
Country introduction
Summary:

Tonga is going to align it's GM food safety with the Codex Standards, Recommendation and Guidelines. The new Food Bill 2013 has got a clause stating the Codex Standards, Recommendation and Guidelines to be adopted in case, there is no national food standards is available.

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:

Currently it is Ministry of Health, but when the new National Food Bill 2013 is passed then the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forests and Fisheries will be competent authority.

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.
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 allows imports GM food or feed upon authorization.
Supplemental information on the production and trade:
LLP/AP incidents
LLP/AP incidents:
My country does not monitor LLP/AP situations.
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:
21/08/2016