Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety is an international legally binding instrument that contributes to ensuring an adequate level of protection in the field of the safe transfer, handling and use of living modified organisms (LMOs) resulting from modern biotechnology that may have adverse effects on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, taking also into account risks to human health, and specifically focusing to transboundary movements.
- Risk Assessment and Risk Management (art. 15 and 16)
- Handling, Transport, Packaging and Identification (art. 18)
- Information sharing and Biosafety Clearing-House (art. 20)
- Capacity building (art. 22)
- Public awareness and participation (art. 23)
- Socio-economic considerations (art. 26)
- Liability and Redress (art. 27)
- Monitoring and Reporting (art. 33)
- Compliance (art. 34)
Republic of Croatia has ratified the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety on 29 August 2002 and became Party to the Protocol on 11 September 2003.