Regional or National Measures

Andean Pact
ABS Measures
  • Decision 391: Common Regime on Access to Genetic Resources
  • Decision 486 Common Intellectual Property Regime
  • Decision 523 Estrategia Regional de Biodiversidad para los Paises del Tropico Andino
  • Main ABS Elements

    ABS Element
    Official Title of the Measure
    Description Relevant articles and sections
    Competent National Authority
    Decision 391: Common Regime on Access to Genetic Resources
    Andean Committee on Genetic Resources Art. 51
    Function Art. 50
    Scope
    Decision 391: Common Regime on Access to Genetic Resources
    Art. 3-4
    Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedures
    Decision 391: Common Regime on Access to Genetic Resources
    Application for access Art. 26-31
    General aspects Art. 16-25
    Mutually Agreed Terms (MATs)
    Decision 391: Common Regime on Access to Genetic Resources
    Access contract Art. 32-37
    Ancillary contracts Art. 41-44
    Conditions of contracts, including ancillary contracts Art. 17
    Execution of access contract Art. 38-40
    Compliance Mechanisms
    Decision 391: Common Regime on Access to Genetic Resources
    Dispute settlement Final Provisions
    Establishment of registries Art. 21
    Notification between Member States Art. 48-49
    Nullification of intellectual property rights Complementary Provisions 2-3
    Termination/nullification of a contract Art. 39
    Violations and sanctions Art. 46-47
    Decision 486 Common Intellectual Property Regime
    Nullification of intellectual property rights Art. 75
    Traditional Knowledge Associated to Genetic Resources
    Decision 391: Common Regime on Access to Genetic Resources
    Recognition of know-how, innovations and traditional practices Art. 7
    Other
    Decision 391: Common Regime on Access to Genetic Resources
    National treatment and reciprocity Art. 11-12
    Subregional cooperation Art. 10
    Training, research , development and the transfer of technology Art. 8-9

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