National Node of the BCH

Maltese National Biosafety Clearing House


This is the Maltese National Biosafety Clearing House in accordance with the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. Malta ratified the the Protocol on the 5th of January 2007. The Protocol seeks to protect biological diversity from the potential risks posed by living modified organisms resulting from modern biotechnology. It establishes an advance informed agreement (AIA) procedure for ensuring that countries are provided with the information necessary to make informed decisions before agreeing to the import of such organisms into their territory. The Protocol came into force locally on 5th of April 2007.

Please feel free to browse the information listed on the left hand side menu. If you require more detailed information on GMOs in Malta or wish to browse documents listing Maltese legislation concerning GMOs please visit the following competent authority website: Malta Environment and Planning Authority - GMO website If on the otherhand you wish to have more information on the Cartagena Protocol or on the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD), then please click on the links at the bottom of the page.

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Typical Maltese Agricultural land parcels encroached by ...
Comino and Gozo
Malta West
Malta seen from East to West (14.4km)
North of Malta (North to South = 27.3km)
Comino (2 km by 1.7 km)
The Capital City - Valletta