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Record ID
Date of creation
2005-04-11 05:02 UTC (mariakara@moew.government.bg)
Date of last update
2019-08-02 09:27 UTC (ntsvetkov@moew.government.bg)
Date of publication
2019-08-02 09:27 UTC (ntsvetkov@moew.government.bg)

General Information
  • Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria
Title of document
Genetically Modified Organisms Act
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Law
Subject areas
  • Competent National Authorities and National Focal Points
  • Confidential Information
  • Contained use
  • Handling, transport, packaging and identification
  • Information Sharing
  • Intentional introduction into the environment (AIA)
  • LMOs for processing
  • Public awareness and participation
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Socio-economic considerations
  • Transboundary movement (import/export)
  • Transit
  • Unintentional transboundary movements and emergency measures
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
The Genetically Modified Organisms Act shall regulates:
1. the contained use of GMOs;
2. the release of the GMOs in the environment;
3. the placing on the market of GMOs or combination of them as products or ingredient of
4. the transfer of GMOs;
5. the import, export and transit of GMOs;
6. the control over the activities under items 1-5.

The Act aims to protect human health and the environment when activities with GMOs have been carried out observing the Precautionary Principle.
Date of entry into force
Document details
Information about document text
The translation in English is not official.
Тhe version uploaded is current as of 1 August 2019.
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Ministry of Environment and Water
22 Maria Louisa Blvd
Bulgaria, 1000
Phone:+3592 940 6123
Fax:+3592 940 6127
Url:Bulgarian Biodiversity Portal,Ministry of Environment and Water
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests
55 Hristo Botev Blvd
Bulgaria, 1040
Phone:+359 2 985 11 306
Fax:+359 2 980 18 62
Url:Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests