Gene technology legislation

Finnish Gene Technology Act (377/1995) and Decree (928/2004) were adopted in 1995 and amended in 2000 and 2004 in order to bring the Finnish legislation concerning genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in line with the current EU Directives on the contained use of genetically modified micro-organisms (GMMs) (219/90/EC and 98/81/EC) and on the deliberate release of GMOs into the environment (2001/18/EC).

  • Gene Technology Act (377/1995) (Finlex)
  • Government Decree on Gene Technology (928/2004) (Finlex)

Other legislation on gene technology

In accordance with the Gene Technology Act, more detailed regulations and instructions have been adopted to complement the provisions of the Act and the Decree, including:

  • Government Decree on Chargeable Performances under the Gene Technology Act (853/2015)
    (in Finnish, Finlex)
  • Decree of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on the differentiated procedure relating to the deliberate release of genetically modified organisms (90/2005) (Finlex)
  • Decree of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on the deliberate release of genetically modified organisms (110/2005) (Finlex)

EU Regulations

The EU Regulations are legally binding acts in the EU Member States as such. In the area of gene technology the EU has adopted the following regulations:

  • Regulation (EC) No 1830/2003 of the European parliament and of the Council concerning the traceability and labelling of genetically modified organisms and the traceability of food and feed products produced from genetically modified organisms (Eur-Lex)

  • Regulation (EC) No 1946/2003 of the European parliament and of the Council on transboundary movements of genetically modified organisms. (Eur-Lex).

  • Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European parliament and of the Council on genetically modified food and feed (Eur-Lex).The national focal point in the area of this regulation is the Finnish Food Authority Evira.

     

For more information

Ministerial Adviser Pirkko Kivelä, Tel. +358 295 250 279, firstname.surname@ym.fi

Published 2014-07-31 at 13:04, updated 2016-06-23 at 9:57