List of abbreviations

AIA

Advanced Informed Agreement

BCH

Biosafety Clearing-House

BSWG

Ad Hoc Working Group on Biosafety

CBD

Convention on Biological Diversity

CHM

Clearing-House Mechanism – established under Article 18(3) CBD

CITES

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

COP

Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

COP/MOP

Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol

DNA

Deoxyribonucleic acid

EU

European Union

ExCOP

First extraordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

GATT

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GEF

Global Environment Facility

GMO

Genetically Modified Organism

ICCP

Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol

ILC

International Law Commission

LMO

Living Modified Organism

LMO-FFPs

Living Modified Organisms Intended for Direct Use as Food or Feed, or for Processing

MEA

Multilateral Environmental Agreement

REIO

Regional Economic Integration Organization

RNA

Ribonucleic acid

SBSTTA

Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (of the CBD)

SPS Agreement

Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

TBM

Transboundary Movement

TBT Agreement

Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade

UNCLOS

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

UNCTAD

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNEP

United Nations Environment Programme

WHO

World Health Organization

WTO

World Trade Organization

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