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Cartagena Protocol

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.

Republic of Croatia has ratified the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety on 29 August 2002 and became Party to the Protocol on 11 September 2003.