4 mandates process towards adopting a legally binding regime
on liability and redress.
plenary convened at 3:00 pm, with the working group (WG) and
contact group (CG) Chairs reporting on the outcomes of their
decisions, respectively. Delegates resolved outstanding
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decisions on standards and identification regarding handling,
transport, packaging and identification (HTPI) of living
modified organisms (LMOs), and on socioeconomic
considerations; and adopted most decisions by the WG
and CG Chairs, including a decision on liability and redress. Plenary
was adjourned at 4:30 pm to allow for informal consultations
to resolve outstanding issues in decisions on: subsidiary
bodies, public awareness, education and participation, and
assessment and review. Plenary reconvened at 7:00 pm to adopt
outstanding decisions of WG II and the budget.
Above photo: President Wolfgang Koehler
gaveled the meeting to a close at 8:23 pm.