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OECD Blue Book Anniversary View of Product Developers. Lisa W. Zannoni Vice-Chair, BIAC Committee on Biotechnology. Organization of Technology Providers. Global “AP” Coalition. Global Industry Coalition. Crop Life International. OECD BIAC.

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oecd blue book anniversary view of product developers

OECD Blue Book Anniversary View of Product Developers

Lisa W. Zannoni

Vice-Chair, BIAC Committee on Biotechnology


Organization of Technology Providers

Global “AP”


Global Industry Coalition

Crop Life




Regional “Biotechnology” Associations eg, BIO, EuropaBio, AfricaBio

what is biac
What is BIAC?
  • BIAC is the voice of business at the OECD
    • Independent organization officially recognized by the OECD as being representative of the OECD business community
    • Members are the major buisness organizations in the 30 OECD Member Countries
    • In 2005, over 1500 business representatives were actively involved in BIAC through 31 standing committees and policy groups
biac s primary objectives
BIAC’s Primary Objectives
  • To positively influence the direction of OECD policy initiatives
  • To ensure business and industry needs are adequately addressed in OECD policy decision instruments
  • To provide members with timely information on OECD policies and their implications for business and industry
biac membership
BIAC Membership
  • BIAC Member Organizations designate national experts to BIAC committees
  • Committees consist of both company representatives and member organization staff
  • BIAC Committee Chair and Vice-Chairs provide leadership for overall activies and serve as primary BIAC contact to appropriate OECD committee
biac committee on biotechnology
BIAC Committee on Biotechnology
  • Over 100 participants
  • Participate in following:
    • OECD Working Group on Harmonization of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology
    • OECD Task Force for the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds
    • OECD Working Party on Biotechnology (health-related technology issues)
biac s participation
BIAC’s Participation
  • Attendance at OECD meetings
  • Participation in Global forums
  • Consultations with OECD leadership and government delegates
  • Provides OECD with responses to OECD working papers in progress
  • Develops positions on issues that business feels should be further address at OECD
value of oecd work
Value of OECD Work
  • Scientific Basis for Regulations
  • Consensus Documents
  • Links with CBD Projects
  • Development of Unique Identifier
  • Participation of non-Member Countries
  • Tour de Table Updates
potential future activities
Potential Future Activities
  • Environmental risk assessment process for AP
  • Consensus documents:
    • Trees: pine and eucalyptus
    • Traits: CP4, bar, Cry1Ab, Cry1Ac
    • Basic elements in a consensus document: Concept of familiarity