Some important legal provisions from the Biosafety Act  No. 10 of 2007 of Zambia:

Any person commits an offence who researches, develops, imports, releases, places on the market or makes contained use of any genetically modified organism or product of a genetically modified organism without the written approval of the Authority. This can attract a fine of 500,000 penalty units or 15 years imprisonment or both.

A person shall not import modified organisms for use as food or feed for processing unless;

(a) The importation is duly authorized by the Authority;

(b) The genetically modified organism is authorised for commercial distribution in the country of origin;

(c) The genetically modified organism poses no risk to human or animal health, biological diversity, non genetically modified organisms or the environment.

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