BS-IV/18. Notification requirements (Article 8)
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.