Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

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United Nations
29 January 2000 (Montreal, Canada)
Entered into force:
23 February 2000
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ensuring an adequate level of protection in the safe transfer, handling and use of living modified organisms that may have adverse effects on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity and human health


Article 1: Objective
Article 2: General Provisions
Article 3: Use of Terms
Article 4: Scope
Article 5: Pharmaceuticals
Article 6: Transit and Contained Use
Article 7: Application of the Advance Informed Agreement Procedure
Article 8: Notification
Article 9: Acknowledgement of Receipt of Notification
Article 10: Decision Procedure
Article 11: Procedure for Living Modified Organisms Intended for Direct Use as Food or Feed, Or For Processing
Article 12: Review of Decisions
Article 13: Simplified Procedure
Article 14: Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements and Arrangements
Article 15: Risk Assessment
Article 16: Risk Management
Article 17: Unintentional Transboundary Movements and Emergency Measures
Article 18: Handling, Transport, Packaging and Identification
Article 19: Competent National Authorities and National Focal Points
Article 20: Information Sharing and the Biosafety Clearing-House
Article 21: Confidential Information
Article 22: Capacity-Building
Article 23: Public Awareness and Participation
Article 24: Non-Parties
Article 25: Illegal Transboundary Movements
Article 26: Socio-Economic Considerations
Article 27: Liability and Redress
Article 28: Financial Mechanism and Resources
Article 29: Conference of the Parties Serving as the Meeting of the Parties to this Protocol
Article 30: Subsidiary Bodies
Article 31: Secretariat
Article 32: Relationship With the Convention
Article 33: Monitoring and Reporting
Article 34: Compliance
Article 35: Assessment and Review
Article 36: Signature
Article 37: Entry Into Force
Article 38: Reservations
Article 39: Withdrawal
Article 40: Authentic Texts
Article Annex_I: Information Required in Notifications Under Article
Article Annex_II: Information Required Concerning Living Modified Organisms Intended for Direct Use as Food or Feed, or for Processing Under Article
Article Annex_III: Risk Assessment
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