Placing on the market of GMOs as or contained in products

At national level

In Italy the placing on the market of GMOs as or contained in products is regulated by Title III of Legislative Decree n. 224/2003 implementing Directive 2001/18/EC.

Authorization procedure for the placing on the market of GMOs pursuant to Title III of the Legislative Decree n. 224/2203

Submission procedure of notifications for placing on the market of GMOs as or contained in products

Notifications submitted in Italy: up to date no notification has been submitted under Title III of the Legislative Decree n. 224/2003 implementing Directive 2001/18/EC.

Regional registers relating to the location of GM crops: Article 30 of the Legislative Decree n. 224/2003 states that the Regions and the Autonomous Provinces of Trento and Bolzano shall establish public registers on which the locations of GMOs cultivation, authorized under Title III of the Legislative Decree n. 224/2203, are noted in order to allow, in particular, the monitoring of any potential adverse effect of such GMOs on the environment. Since until today in Italy the cultivation of GMOs has never been authorized, the regional registers have not been established.

 

At European level

The placing on the market of GMOs as or in products in the EU is regulated by Part C of Directive 2001/18/EC (consolidate text 2021) and by Regulation (EC) n. 1829/2003. In the past, the placing on the market of GMOs was regulated by Directive 90/220/EEC and by Regulation (EC) n. 258/97.

Authorization procedure for placing on the market of GMOs under the Directive 2001/18/EC, Part C

Authorization procedure for the placing on the market of GMOs under the Regulation (EC) n. 1829/2003.

Notifications submitted in the European Union:

Public consultation pursuant article 12 of legislative decree 8 July 2003, n. 224

Public consultation means the opportunity for any natural or legal person, institution, organization or association, of making comments or sending information on any notification submitted pursuant Title II of the legislative decree 8 July 2003, n. 224.

The following documents and information are made available for public consultation:

  • the synthesis of the dossier supplying information necessary to carry out the environmental risk assessment of the deliberate release of a GMO;
  • the environmental risk assessment;
  • any new information available on risks for human health and the environment.

Filling in the registration area below you will able to see documents and information on every new notification submitted.

To facilitate the public consultation a list has been done including central and local institutional authorities, trade associations and non-governmental organizations for environmental and consumer protection.

Upon request, any natural or legal person, institution, organization or association may be entered in the consultation list.

The members of the list will be advised at the beginning of any public consultation and will have the opportunity to provide comments during the public consultation period of 30 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capacity building pursuant article 22 of the Cartagena Protocol

The capacity building aims to the development and strengthening of human resources and institutional capacities in biosafety in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

Parties are encouraged to contribute to the scientific and technical training and to promote the transfer of technology, know-how and financial resources.

The COP-MOP adopted decisions to promote capacity-building for the effective implementation of the Protocol, through: