Brazil first biosafety legislation was published in 1995. Ten years later, after a comprehensive debate – which included several public hearings with the participation of civil society – and after a 2-year course in the Congress, Law 11,105/05, or the Biosafety Law, was enacted.
The law establishes control mechanisms that range from product development to market monitoring. Upon its implementation, Brazil structured the regulatory framework regarding this issue, giving the country the legal safety required by companies to invest in the development of techniques that in addition to being more modern, are also appropriated to local conditions and characteristics.
Brazil’s biosafety regulatory system has attained international recognition as one of the strictest and most comprehensive in the world, having become a reference for other countries.
Considering the fast adoption of biotechnology by Brazil’s agricultural sector and the wide range of possibilities offered by technological innovation, the legal framework that regulates the activities in the area is a major focus of dedication for AgroBio.
|Federal Government||Decree||Federal Decree nº 6.041, of February 8, 2007|
|MDIC||Ordinance||Ordinance MDIC nº 161, of August 25, 2009|
|Federal Government||Law||Federal Law nº 9.985, of July 18, 2000|
|Federal Law nº 11.460, of March 21, 2007|
|Decree||Federal Decree nº 5950, of October 31, 2006|
Seeds and Seedlings
|Federal Government||Law||Federal Law nº 10.711, of August 5, 2003|
|Decree||Federal Decree nº 5.153, of July 23, 2004|
|Federal Government||Decree||Federal Decree nº 4.680, of April 24, 2003|
|Normative Instruction||Inter-Ministerial Normative Instruction nº 01, of April 1, 2004|
|MJ||Ordinance||Ordinance nº 2.658, of December 22, 2003|