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Solomon Islands
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL)
Contact person name:
Helen Tsatsia
Physical full address:
Upstairs, KPL shop, Town Ground, Honiara
Phone number:
+677 22067
Fax number:
Country introduction


The Solomon Islands Government through the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management & Meteorology has developed policies and regulations related to biosafety to protect its biological diversity against GMO threats. Some of the threats include GM plants, animals and GM food ingredients. Other ministries also have policies and regulations relating to GMOs, food safety and biosafety in general. However, most of the regulations do not specifically address GM food safety assessment.

Solomon Islands lack the capacity to monitor and assess the introduction of GM foods into the country. The country does not have the appropriate technology required for the proper assessment of food products derived from GMOs. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources and the Ministry of Health and Medical Services are yet to develop regulations governing the monitoring and assessment of GM Food.

Regulatory framework:
Structure for GM food safety assessment:
Supplemental information:
Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:
GM food safety assessment guidelines:
Conduct of GM food safety assessment:
Supplemental information on the implementation:
Stacked events
Regulation of stacked events:
Supplemental information on the stacked events:
Production and trade
GM food/feed production:
GM food/feed imports:
Supplemental information on the production and trade:
LLP/AP incidents
LLP/AP incidents:
Supplemental information on the LLP/AP incidents:
Labelling requirement
Labelling requirement:
Supplemental information on the Labelling requirement:
Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment
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