Food safety and quality
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Côte d'Ivoire
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Contact person name:
TAPE Stanislas Dewinther
Physical full address:
20 BP 211 ABIDJAN 20
Phone number:
+225 03 37 87 06/ 05
Fax number:
Country introduction

- Currently in Côte d'Ivoire, we haven't of regulations on the GM foods. - During inspections the rule applied is zero GM foods. - Set apart the laboratory of biosecurity of the CNRA (National Agronomic Research Centre, research structure), we don't have a structure able to assess the safety of GM foods. - As such, we don't able to carry out any GM food safety assessment. - However, we have a working group on biosafety, which examine the possibilities on the establishment of a regulations on GM foods and the possibilities to have structures able to do a assessment of safety of GM food. This working group is under the responsibility of the Ministry for the Environment and Sustainable Development, and includes representatives of: - Ministry of Health, - Ministry of Agriculture, - Ministry of Scientific Research - Ministry of Industry, - Ministry of Commerce, - Ministry of Animal Productions and Fish resources - Association of Consumers

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:
we do not yet have new regulatory provisions dealing with genetically modified foods.

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

We are looking to equip the laboratories to conduct tests

Subsidies would be welcome

As well as capacity building for management staff and laboratory technicians

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:
My country does not monitor LLP/AP situations.
Supplemental information on the LLP/AP incidents:
Labelling requirement
Labelling requirement:
My country is in the process of developing regulations/policies on GM food labeling.
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: