The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety is an international treaty governing the movements of living modified organisms (LMOs) resulting from modern biotechnology from one country to another. The Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH) is a mechanism set up by the Cartagena Protocol to facilitate the exchange of information on LMOs and assist parties in better complying with their obligations under the Protocol.
Global access to a variety of scientific, technical, environmental, legal, and capacity-building information is provided in all 6 of the UN languages. BCH account holders can create and manage records in the BCH by signing in through the Management Centre (Registering Information) section. BCH information and functions are available programmatically using a SOAP API.
How would you like to work with an API supported by international law? The Biosafety Clearing-House is an international organization which facilitates the exchange of information on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It was created as the result of a treaty called the Categena Protocol on Biosafety. Mechanisms for discussion and approval of the transport of GMOs across international borders are laid down in that treaty. Part of the way in which the clearing house fulfills its mission is through its Biosafety Clearing-House API.