Cultivation of GM plants (crops) after the placing on the market, falls under the competence of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development according to the Act no. 184/2006 Coll. on cultivation of genetically modified crops in agricultural production.
The auditing body for the cultivation of GM plants is The Central Control and Testing Institute of Agriculture which is managed by Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Information about the growing areas of authorized GM crops is released via website of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Register of producers of authorized GMOs for cultivation is listed under Central Controlling and Testing Institute of Agriculture. In 2011 all five producers marked their data as business secrets, or data that is protected under special rules in accordance with paragraph 8 point 2 letter c) of the Act no. 184/2006 Coll. on the cultivation of genetically modified plants in agricultural production. Therefore register has not been released to public but only to concerned public which includes maize/corn farmers farming in minimum isolation distance from the producer of authorized GM higher plants. If in minimum isolation distance weren’t any maize/corn producing farmers, the nearest maize/corn producing farmer was notified.
- Guidance for the environmental risk assessment (ERA) of genetically modified (GM) plants (2010) http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/1879.htm
EFSA guidance for applicants on the submission of applications for authorization of marketing genetically modified plants and / or derived food and feed (2004) – only Slovak language
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 503/2013 of 3 April 2013 on applications for authorisation of genetically modified food and feed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council [ Official Journal EU L 157, 8 June 2013 ]
REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on socio-economic implications of GMO cultivation on the basis of Member States contributions, as requested by the Conclusions of the Environment Council of December 2008
DIRECTIVE (EU) 2015/412 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2015 amending Directive 2001/18/EC as regards the possibility for the Member States to restrict or prohibit the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their territory [Official Journal EU L 68, 13 March 2015]
Commission Recommendation of 13 July 2003 on guidelines for the development of national co-existence measures to avoid the unintended presence of GMOs in conventional and organic crops (Official Journal, C 200, 22.7.2010, p. 1-5)