Experimental releases of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)

Experimental releases of GMOs fundamentally require a federal licence.

The Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) is responsible for issuing licences to release GMOs for experimental purposes. The Release Ordinance (Art. 7-11, 17-19, 22, 36-41 RO) regulates this procedure.

Applications should be submitted to the Biotechnology Section.

Authorisations

Information on applications, status of procedures, decisions; ongoing and completed experimental releases of GMOs.

Further information

Contact
Last modification 13.11.2018

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Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)
Biotechnology Section

CH-3003 Bern

Tel.: +41 58 462 93 49

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