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 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: