Regional or National Measures

Bhutan
ABS Measures
  • Biodiversity Act of Bhutan
  • Main ABS Elements

    ABS Element
    Official Title of the Measure
    Description Relevant articles and sections
    Competent National Authority
    Biodiversity Act of Bhutan
    Definition Sec. 52(f)
    The Head of the Ministry of Agriculture Sec. 6-7
    Scope
    Biodiversity Act of Bhutan
    All genetic and biochemical resources and traditional knowledge; exemptions Sec. 3
    Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedures
    Biodiversity Act of Bhutan
    Sec. 5-9
    Mutually Agreed Terms (MATs)
    Biodiversity Act of Bhutan
    Benefit-sharing includes material transfer agreements or contract agreements with monetary benefits and non-monetary benefits Sec. 10
    Compliance Mechanisms
    Biodiversity Act of Bhutan
    Certificate of origin Sec. 10.1
    Offences and penalties (fine, imprisonment, revocation of permit, liability) Sec. 43-46
    Traditional Knowledge Associated to Genetic Resources
    Biodiversity Act of Bhutan
    PIC Sec. 5
    Protection of traditional knowledge Sec. 31-42
    Scope Sec. 3(c)
    Other
    Biodiversity Act of Bhutan
    Exemption for application Sec. 5
    Intellectual property rights (confidentiality and PIC for application) Sec. 8, 9(e)

    • United Nations
    • United Nations Environment Programme