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. Notification requirements (Article 8)

BS-VI/10.Notification requirements (Article 8)

The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety,
Recalling its recommendation to Parties, contained in paragraph 2 of decision BS-II/8, to consider the elements referred to therein in implementing Article 8 of the Protocol,
Recalling also its decision BS-IV/18 to further review this item at the present meeting of the Parties to the Protocol based on national implementation experiences that may be communicated through the second national reports,
Recognizing that, based on the analysis of information in the second national reports, a number of Parties still need to take appropriate legal and administrative measures with a view to implementing the notification requirements specified in Article 8 of the Protocol,
Recalling paragraph 3 of decision BS-V/2 regarding the LMO quick-link tool available in the Biosafety Clearing-House, which is intended to facilitate easy access to information on specific living modified organisms,
1.Requests Parties to address any gaps that may exist in their domestic implementation of the notification requirements under Article 8 of the Protocol, including in the context of their general obligation to take the necessary and appropriate legal, administrative and other measures to implement their obligations under the Protocol, in accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 2 of the Protocol;
2.Decides that possible further review of this item should only take place if there is a documented need, indicated by Parties through national reports or other submissions, including to the Biosafety Clearing-House, that demonstrate challenges in implementing obligations under Article 8, taking also into account experiences of acknowledging receipt of notification in the context of Article 9;
3.Invites Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations to consider using the LMO quick-link tool by their relevant national authorities where reference is made to a living modified organism;
4.Encourages Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations to share, through the Biosafety Clearing-House, experiences and best practices on the implementation of notification requirements under Article 8 of the Protocol.
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