The following is an excerpt provided by the ISAAA’s Crop Biotech Update.
Lebanon submitted its instrument of accession to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) to the Convention on Biological Diversity on February 6, 2013 and will be the 165th Party to the Protocol effective on May 7, 2013.
The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety is a legally binding agreement governing the transboundary movement of living modified organisms (LMOs). The Protocol aims to protect biodiversity from potential risks of LMOs by providing an international regulatory framework for ensuring their safe transfer, handing, and use. The Protocol was implemented on September 11, 2003.
View the original summary at Crop Biotech Update here: LEBANON TO BECOME 165TH PARTY TO CPB
View the official media release here.