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Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Welcome to the Swiss Biosafety Clearing House.

The web pages of the Swiss Biosafety Clearing House (CH-BCH) constitute the Swiss information node of the Biosafety Clearing House (BCH) - the international information system according to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

The CH-BCH was established according to Article 20 of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety in order to facilitate the exchange of scientific, technical, environmental and legal information on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) between parties and the general public.

Under the theme, «10 Years of Promoting Safety in the Use of Biotechnology», the international community is marking the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. The Protocol entered into force on 11 September 2003.
Video highlighting the achievements of the Protocolico_extern / Press release ico_extern

Internal links

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety - Introducing the Cartagena Protocol.

Biosafety Clearing House - Scope of the Biosafety Clearing House.

Stakeholder - Informations about target audiences and stakeholders.

National Focal Points - The primary National Focal Points and Competent Authorities.

Laws and Regulations - Overview of the existing Swiss regulatory framework in the area of GMO's.

National Decisions - Overview on Swiss decisions and reports regarding the use of GMOs.

National Reports - The implementation of the Cartagena Protocol in Switzerland.


Last updated on: 30.11.2015





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