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Biosafety, Biosecurity

Biosafety and Biosecurity facts

Relavant laws

Biosafety

Biosecurity

 

Biosafety and Biosecurity facts

Biosafety covers all aspects related to bona fide uses but which inadvertently may cause adverse events. 

Biosecurity concerns the prevention of male fide uses of biological material and related data with the purpose to harm humans, plants, animals or the environment. 

 

Relevant laws

Biosafety

 

GMO and Environment

Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 March 2001

DIRECTIVE 2001/18/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 12 March 2001
on the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms and repealing Council Directive 90/220/EEC

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Plant pathogens

Council directive 2000/29/EC of 8 May 2000

COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2000/29/EC of 8 May 2000 on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community

Remarks:  Rule pathogen import / link to www.eppo.org This directive repeals EC Council directive 95/44/EC and EC Council directive 77/93/EC. It compiles most of import regulations into one directive.

Annex 1 List of organisms starts at page 39.

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Commission Directive 2008/61/EC of 17 June 2008

COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2008/61/EC of 17 June 2008 establishing the conditions under which certain harmful organisms, plants, plant products and other objects listed in Annexes I to V to Council Directive 2000/29/EC may be introduced into or moved within the Community or certain protected zones thereof, for trial or scientific purposes and for work on varietal selections In connection with 2000/29/61 and annexes

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Protection of workers

Council Directive 2000/54/EC of 18 September 2000

DIRECTIVE 2000/54/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 18 September 2000 on the protection of workers from risks related to exposure to biological agents at work (seventh individual directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Directive 89/391/EEC)

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For more information visit the website of the - BELGIAN BIOSAFETY SERVER - It is the info hub for Belgian as well as international biosafety issues.

 

Biosecurity

 

Dual-use items

 

Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 of 5 May 2009

COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 428/2009 of 5 May 2009 setting up a Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items

Remarks:

  • Regulation 428/2009 recasts COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 1334/2000 of 22 June 2000 that has been amended by numerous EC Council Regulations: 2889/2000 of 22 December 2000, 458/2001 of 6 March 2001, 2432/2001 of 20 November 2001, 880/2002 of 27 May 2002, 149/2003 of 27 January 2003, 885/2004 of 26 April 2004, 1504/2004 of 19 July 2004, 394/2006 of 27 February 2006
     

Definition of microorganism is on page 24

  • Lists of microorganisms start at page 77 (C351)

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Regulation 2011/1232/EU of 16 November 2011

REGULATION (EU) No 1232/2011 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 16 November 2011
amending Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 setting up a Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items

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European Regulation 2012/388/EU of 19 April 2012

REGULATION (EU) No 388/2012 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL
of 19 April 2012 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 setting up a Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items

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