Crop Biotech Update

Bangladesh Biosafety Rules in Gazette

October 3, 2012

Bangladesh has gazetted the "Bangladesh Biosafety Rules 2012" promulgated by the Ministry of Environment and Forests on 2 September 2012. The rules will facilitate the research, development and production of genetically modified organisms and will also deal with their export/import and transboundary movement. It was developed according to the provisions of the "Bangladesh Environment Protection Law 1995". Based on the new rules, an individual or a party can be liable for imprisonment or subject to fines if found to have harmed the environment within 30 days of an official report.

For more news, email Dr. Khondoker Nasiruddin of the Bangladesh Biotechnology Information Center at nasir.biotech@yahoo.com.