On May 16, in Dushanbe the training workshop on key principles of biological safety and the importance of their compliance for the production and consumption of environmentally friendly products was held for specialists of the Department of Technical Regulation and Standardization, Center for Food Expertise and Quality Management of products of the Tajikstandart central office.
The training event was organized at the initiative of the Agency for Standardization, Metrology, Certification and Trade Inspection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and with the support of subordinate organizations of the Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan (CEP).
The program of the workshop included issues of international standards and norms in the production of environmentally friendly products, as well as the development and implementation of national mechanisms for compliance with the principles of biosafety, risk assessment and monitoring in relation to GMOs and its by-products, in particular, food and feed.
At the same time, the specialists of the National Biodiversity and Biosafety Centre of the CEP provided information and held discussions on the results and practical achievements in capacity building in the field of biosafety at the national level. They also noted the country's priorities in supporting the development of modern biotechnology, taking into account compliance with international standards and the application of necessary measures to ensure the safety of human health and the environment.