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E-mail:
roger.toleafoa@mcil.gov.ws
Country:
Samoa
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Ministry of Comerce, Industry and Labour (MCIL), Fair Trading and Codex Division
Contact person name:
Roger Toleafoa
Website:
Physical full address:
Level 3, ACC Building
Phone number:
685-20441
Fax number:
685-20443
Country introduction
Summary:

Our country does not support the use of recombinant- DNA plants. We do not have any protocols in place to identify genetically modified plants, although we have an understanding of how it works. The Ministry is not collecting any information on r-DNA plants, since we are taking the assumption there are none in the country.

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 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:
Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:
Assessment
GM food safety assessment guidelines:
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 may import GM food or feed and there is no authorization process.
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:
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:
18/08/2017