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REGULATION (EC) No 1946/2003 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCILShow full title

Regulation (EC) No 1946/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 July 2003 on transboundary movements of genetically modified organisms

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Article 17U.K.Competent authorities and focal points

1.The Commission shall designate a Community focal point and shall, where appropriate, identify any Community competent authority.

2.Each Member State shall designate one focal point, as well as one or more competent authorities. A single entity may fulfil the functions of both focal point and competent authority.

3.The Commission, on behalf of the Community, and each Member State respectively shall, no later than the date of entry into force of the Protocol for them, inform the Secretariat of the names and addresses of their focal points and their competent authorities. Where a Member State or the Commission designates more than one competent authority, it shall, when conveying this to the Secretariat, include relevant information on the respective responsibilities of those authorities. Where applicable, such information shall, as a minimum, specify which competent authority is responsible for which type of GMO. The Commission and the Member States shall forthwith inform the Secretariat of any changes in the designation of their focal points or in the name and address or responsibilities of their competent authority or authorities.

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