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PHILIPPINES (Republic of)

LAWS, REGULATIONS, AND RULES

  • Rules and regulations for the importation and release into the environment of plants and plant products derived from the use of modern biotechnology (2002)
  • Guidelines for Planned Release of Genetically Manipulated Organisms (GMOs) and Potentially Harmful Exotic Species (PHES) (1998)
  • Biosafety Guidelines for Small-Scale Laboratory Work (1998)
  • BIosafety Guidelines for Large-Scale Contained Work and Glasshouse Trials (1998)
  • Biosafety Guidelines (1991)
  • Prescribing Guidelines and Establishing a Regulatory Framework for the Prospecting of Biological and Genetic Resources, Their By-Products and Derivatives, For Scientific and Commercial Purposes, and For Other Purposes (1995)
  • Public Health and Safety:
    • Traditional and Alternative Medicine Act (1977)
    • Code on Sanitation (1975)
    • Consumer Act of the Philippines (1975)
    • Food and Drug Law (1963)
  • Food Security/Poverty Alleviation:
    • Plant Variety Protection Act (2002)
    • Intellectual Property Code (1998)
    • Agricultural and Fisheries Modernization Act (1998)
    • Fisheries Code (1998)
    • High Valued Crops Development Act (1995)
    • Seed Industry Development Act (1992)
    • Plant Quarantine Law (1978)
    • Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (1977)
  • Environmental Protection
    • Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act (2001)
    • Animal Welfare Act (1998)
    • Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (1997)
    • NIPAS Act (1992)
    • Local Government Code (1991)
    • The Revised Forestry Code (1975, amended in 1991)
    • Administrative Code (1987)
    • Environmental Impact Statement System (1978)
    • Environmentally Critical Areas and Projects (1978)
    • Philippine Environmental Policy (1977)
    • Philippine Environmental Code (1977)

 

COMMITTEES (and other bodies)

  • National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines (NCBP)