GMO REGULATIONS IN SWEDEN
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Legislation

Please note that, in the event of any discrepancy between the Internet version and the official hard-copy edition of a document, the latter is always to be regarded as authoritative.

The links below lead either directly to the documents concerned or to collections of legislative material. Certain documents (as indicated) are only available as PDF files. To read files in that format, you will need Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded here: Adobe Acrobatlänk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster.

EC directives and regulations

The list below provides direct links to the texts of the directives and regulations on the official EU website. Please note that the linked documents are the original law texts; links to any amendments will be found in the documents concerned. Only the official paper editions of EU legislation are deemed authentic.

2009/41/EGlänk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster Directive on the contained use of genetically modified micro-organisms
2001/18/EClänk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster Directive on the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms
(EC) No 1829/2003länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on genetically modified food and feed
(EC) No 1830/2003länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster Regulation 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 and amending Directive 2001/18/EC
(EC) No 1946/2003länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on transboundary movements of genetically modified organisms
(EC) No 726/2004länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down Community procedures for the authorisation and supervision of medicinal products for human and veterinary use and establishing a European Medicines Agency

Swedish acts and ordinances

The list below provides direct links to the Swedish texts of the legislation concerned on the the website of the Swedish Parliamentlänk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster, which has a search facility covering all legislation. Only the printed Swedish editions of legislative texts are authoritative. Where English translations are available online, separate links are provided.

SFS 1998:808länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster The Swedish Environmental Code, chapter 13
SFS 1998:940länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster The Swedish Environmental Code (Charges for Consideration of Matters and Supervision) Ordinance
SFS 2002:1086länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release) Ordinance.
SFS 2000:271länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Ordinance.
SFS 2007:273länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster Precautionary Measures for the Cultivation of Genetically Modified Crops (Coexistence) Ordinance
SFS 1998:900länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster The Swedish Environmental Code (Supervision) Ordinance.
SFS 2007:1075länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster Gene Technology Advisory Board (Duties) Ordinance.
SFS 1992:859länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster Medicinal Products Act. (This Act does not deal specifically with GMOs.)
SFS 2009:400länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster Secrecy Act
SFS 2009:641länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster Secrecy Ordinance

Regulations issued by Swedish authorities

In some cases, direct links to the regulations are not given, only links to the website of the authority concerned, where links to the actual regulations will be found. In many cases, only the original Swedish texts are available. Please note that, here too, the printed editions are authoritative.

AFS 2011:2länk till annan webbplats The Swedish Work Environment Authority's Regulations on Contained Use of Genetically Modified Micro-Organisms
FIFS 2004:2länk till annan webbplats The Swedish agency for marine and water management´s Regulations on Genetically Modified Aquatic Organisms
KIFS 2008:2länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster The National Chemicals Agency's Chemical Products and Biotechnical Organisms Regulations
LVFS 2004:10länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster Medical Product Agency's Regulation on Deliberate Release of Medical Products Containing or Consisting of Genetically Modifed Organisms
SJVFS 2007:29länk till annan webbplats The Swedish Board of Agriculture's Regulations on the Contained Use of Genetically Modified Plants
SJVFS 2003:5länk till annan webbplats The Swedish Board of Agriculture's Regulations on the Deliberate Release of Genetically Modified Plants
SJVFS 2003:4länk till annan webbplats The Swedish Board of Agriculture's Regulations on Fees for Applications to Place on the Market Products Containing or Consisting of Genetically Modified Plants
SJVFS 1995:33länk till annan webbplats The Swedish Board of Agriculture's Regulations on the Use of Genetically Modified Animals
SKSFS 2008:4länk till annan webbplats The National Board of Forestry's Regulations on the Deliberate Release of Genetically Modified Forest Trees.
SKSFS 2008:5länk till annan webbplats The National Board of Forestry's Regulations on Placing on the Market of Genetically Modified Forest Trees.
MSBFS 2009:2länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster The Civil Contingencies Agency´s regulations on Carriage of dangerous goods by road.
MSBFS 2009:3länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster The Civil Contingencies Agency´s regulations on Carriage of dangerous goods by rail.