Regional or National Measures

Malta
ABS Measures
  • Convention on Biological Diversity (Incorporation) Regulations, 2002, Legal notice 160 of 2002.
  • Flora, Fauna and Natural Habitats Protection Regulations, 2006, Legal Notice 311 of 2006, as amended.
  • Main ABS Elements

    ABS Element
    Official Title of the Measure
    Description Relevant articles and sections
    Competent National Authority
    Convention on Biological Diversity (Incorporation) Regulations, 2002, Legal notice 160 of 2002.
    Malta Environment and Planning Authority Art. 2
    Scope
    Flora, Fauna and Natural Habitats Protection Regulations, 2006, Legal Notice 311 of 2006, as amended.
    Agriculture products and domesticated animals are excluded from PIC requirement Art. 36.1
    Genetic resources for which Malta is the country of origin or providing those resources Art. 37
    Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedures
    Flora, Fauna and Natural Habitats Protection Regulations, 2006, Legal Notice 311 of 2006, as amended.
    Permitting procedure Art. 43-48
    Prior informed consent Art 36.1
    Mutually Agreed Terms (MATs)
    Flora, Fauna and Natural Habitats Protection Regulations, 2006, Legal Notice 311 of 2006, as amended.
    Benefit sharing Art. 36.3
    Mutually agreed terms Art. 36.2
    Compliance Mechanisms
    Flora, Fauna and Natural Habitats Protection Regulations, 2006, Legal Notice 311 of 2006, as amended.
    Fines Art. 49.3
    Traditional Knowledge Associated to Genetic Resources
    Flora, Fauna and Natural Habitats Protection Regulations, 2006, Legal Notice 311 of 2006, as amended.
    Protect and encourage costumary use of biological resources in accordance with traditional practices Art. 35.c

    • United Nations
    • United Nations Environment Programme