Bangladesh is a Party to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Because of the member country to the protocol, Bangladesh is committed to put biosafety regulatory system in place and share related information to the public. TheBiosafety Clearing-House (BCH) is established under Article 20, paragraph 1 of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety as part of the clearing-house mechanism of the Convention on Biological Diversity in order to: (a) Facilitate the exchange of scientific, technical, environmental and legal information on, and experience with, genetically modified organisms; and (b) Assist Parties to implement the Protocol, taking into account the special needs of developing country Parties, in particular the least developed and small island developing states among them, and countries with economies in transition as well as countries that are centres of origin and centres of genetic diversity.
Bangladesh Biosafety Clearing House (BBCH) is the web-based information sharing tools to exchange available information regarding Biosafety regulatory documents, regulatory system, as well as, development or decisions on GMOs those are required to be publicly available in line with the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. The BBCH will be providing the categories of information, amongst others, are decisions on release or importation of GMOs, risk assessments, competent national authorities, and national policies, laws and regulations, as well as other relevant information and resources, including information on capacity-building and links to other websites and databases.
Decisions for intentional introduction into the environment of LMO submitted to the BCH by EU Member States: