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National Environment Policy - 2018

The National Environment Policy envisaged environment conservation, pollution control, biodiversity conservation, and mitigation of the adverse effect of climate change to ensure sustainable development.

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Bangladesh Environment Conservation Act - 1995

This Act is to provide for conservation of the environment, improvement of environmental standards and control and mitigation of environmental pollution.

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, Bangladesh Environment Conservation Act - 2010 - Amendment

Corrections have been done to the Act no. 1 of the Bangladesh Environment Conservation Act, 1995 and published as amendment in 2010.

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Biodiversity Act - 2017

The Act is to ensure conservation of biodiversity, the sustainable use of its components and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.

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National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan of Bangladesh - 2016-2021

National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan is the basic instrument for implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity at the national level.

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Biosafety Guidelines of Bangladesh - 2007

The objective of this Guideline is to contribute to ensuring an adequate level of protection in the laboratory, field trial, safe transfer, handling, use and trans boundary movement of GMOs/LMOs as part of modern biotechnology.

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Biosafety Guidelines of Bangladesh - 2008 - Gazette

Biosafety guidelines of Bangladesh, 2007 was published as gazette by the Government of Bangladesh in 2008.

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, Biosafety Guidelines of Bangladesh - 2020 - Drafted for Amendments

Biosafety Guidelines of Bangladesh is undergoing some modifications and the following is the draft with proposed amendments.

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National Biosafety Framework - 2007

The National Biosafety Framework is a combination of policy, legal, administrative and technical instruments that are developed to ensure an adequate level of protection in the field of the safe transfer, handling and use of GMOs.

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Bangladesh Biosafety Rules - 2012 (Informal English Translation)

Informal translation of the Bangladesh Biosafety Rules (BR), 2012, which provides regulations on the approval process for genetically engineered products developed domestically or by a third country.

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Bangladesh Biosafety Rules - 2012

The government of Bangladesh published Bangladesh Biosafety Rules (BR), 2012, which provides regulations on the approval process for genetically engineered products developed domestically or by a third country.

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, , Bangladesh Biosafety Rules - 2012 - Proposed for Amendments

Proposed amendments to the Bangladesh Biosafety Rules (BR), 2012, which provides regulations on the approval process for genetically engineered products.

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, Biosafety Policy of Bangladesh - 2020 - Draft

The mission of the National Biosafety Policy is to ensure safe use of biotechnology through providing an enabling environment for the safe development, use and application of modern biotechnology for ensuring maximum benefits to agricultural, medical and industrial development.

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Users Guide to Biosafety Regulatory Process for GE Plants in Bangladesh - 2017

An informational resource for applicants and other stakeholders interested in understanding the regulatory processes associated with biosafety regulation in Bangladesh.

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Emergency Response Procedures for GMOs in Bangladesh - 2018

The emergency response procedures will guide Parties who are working with contained laboratory research, confined field trial, transport, import, export and transit of GMOs in the country.

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Monitoring and Enforcement Manual for GMO - 2019 - Draft

The objective of the manual is to provide guidance for effective monitoring, compliance and enforcement activities in development, use, transfer, movement, packaging, contained use, field testing, importation and any other use of GMOs.

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Training Manual on Biosafety - 2017

The Training Manual constitutes a conceptual guide for trainers that can be used to lead them through the issues biosafety and experiences.

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Manual on GMO Detection and GLP - 2019 - Draft

The manual outlines the methods of genetic modification of plants, methods of GMO detection, experimental protocols, detection of DNA from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) derived food materials and Good Laboratory Practices for working in GMO detection lab.

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Guidelines for the ERA of GE Plants - 2016

This document has been developed for planning and conducting an environmental risk assessment in support of an open release of a GE plant in Bangladesh.

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Guidelines for Monitoring CFT of GE Plants in Bangladesh - Draft

This manual provides background and information on the confined field trial inspection program.

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Food Safety Act - 2013 (English)

This is an Act to make provisions for the establishment of an efficient and effective authority and for regulating activities relating to food production, import, processing, stock, supply, marketing and sales.

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Food Safety Act - 2013 (Bangla)

This is an Act to make provisions for the establishment of an efficient and effective authority and for regulating activities relating to food production, import, processing, stock, supply, marketing and sales.

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Guidelines for the Safety Assessment of Foods Derived from GE Plants - 2012

These guidelines provide technical guidance on the safety assessment process for whole foods, food products, and foods used as ingredients, that are derived from GE plant sources..

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Food Safety Assessment of Foods Derived from GE Plants - 2013

This guideline will be used to assess GE plant products that are undergoing the GE regulatory review process (specific to food safety) in Bangladesh before they are approved for commercialization.

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Harmonization of Bangladesh's Food Safety Standards with Codex and other International Best Practices - Draft

Bangladesh Food Safety Authority has framed a strategy to review the food safety standards situation taking into account need to consider development of new standards and texts, where necessary.

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National Agriculture Policy - 2018 (English)

The main objective of National Agriculture Policy is to ensure food security and improve socioeconomic conditions of people.

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National Agriculture Policy - 2018 (Bangla)

The main objective of National Agriculture Policy is to ensure food security and improve socioeconomic conditions of people.

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National Biotechnology Policy - 2012

The main goal of the policy is to ensure sustainable development of agriculture-food and other crops; nutrition; health; environment and livelihood of people, enhance agricultural competitiveness in relation to global standards.

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National Biotechnology policy - 2012 - Action Plan

The action plan was formulated as per the National Biotechnology policy 2012 to achieve its vision and objectives.

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Bangladesh - SOP - 1 - Transport of GE plant

This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will cover Genetically Engineered Plant (GEP) material imported into Bangladesh and GEP material transported: to, from or between contained facilities; to, from or between confined field trial sites and contained facilities; and GEP material destined for export.

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Bangladesh - SOP - 2 - Storage of GE Plant

This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will cover Genetically Engineered Plant (GEP) material stored at secured containment facilities or facilities within the trial site.

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Bangladesh - SOP - 3 - Compliance Management of Current Season Monitoring of Bt Eggplant

This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will cover the management of current season field trials of Genetically Engineered (GE) eggplant in Bangladesh.

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Bangladesh - SOP - 3 - Compliance Management of Current Season Monitoring of GE Cotton - Draft

This is a draft of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the management of the current season field trials of Genetically Engineered (GE) Cotton in Bangladesh.

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Bangladesh - SOP - 4 - Termination - Harvest and Disposition of GE Plant

This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will cover the appropriate termination/harvest and disposition of field trials of genetically engineered plants in Bangladesh.

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Bangladesh - SOP - 5 - Post Harvest Management of Bt Eggplant

This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will cover the appropriate post-harvest management of field trial sites of genetically engineered eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) plant material in Bangladesh.

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Bangladesh - SOP - 5 - Post Harvest Management of GE Cotton - Draft

This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will cover the appropriate post-harvest management of field trial sites of genetically engineered Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) plant material in Bangladesh.

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Bangladesh - SOP - 6 - Compliance Document Binder

This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will cover the contents, placement and renewal of the Compliance Document Binder.

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Bangladesh CFT Data Recording Formats

This document contains: Record of Transport, Record of Storage, Record of Storage Inspection, Record of Planting, Record of Spatial Isolation, Record of Harvest / Termination, Record of Post-Harvest Monitoring, Record of Corrective Action.

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Inspectors Manual

This manual provides background and information on the confined field trial inspection program.

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