MOP 7 Decision BS-VII/4

BS-VII/4.Contained use of living modified organisms

The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol

1.Invites Parties and other Governments to submit to the Executive Secretary information, tools, practical experience and guidance related to their existing mechanisms and requirements relating to the contained use of living modified organisms, including any specific requirement relating to the type and level of containment;
2.Requests the Executive Secretary to create sections in the Biosafety Clearing-House where such information could be submitted and easily retrieved;
3.Decides to consider, at its eighth meeting, taking into account the information provided through paragraph 1 above, the gaps and needs identified by Parties, if any, with a view to facilitating the implementation of the Protocol’s provisions on contained use of living modified organisms.