The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety,
Recalling its decision to keep the item on notification under review with a view to elaborating and developing, if appropriate, at its fourth meeting, modalities of implementation of the requirements under Article 8 of the Protocol, taking into account national implementation and experiences that may be communicated through national reports and the Biosafety Clearing-House (BS-II/8, paragraph 1),
Recognizing that the information made available by Parties through their interim and first national reports, and the Biosafety Clearing-House, demonstrates the existence of no or limited experiences in implementing the notification requirements under Article 8 of the Protocol,
1. Reiterates its recommendation made to Parties to the Protocol to consider the elements referred to in paragraph 2 of decision BS-II/8 in implementing Article 8 of the Protocol;
2. Decides to review the item at its sixth meeting based on national implementation experiences that may be communicated through the second national reports.