Regional or National Measures

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
ABS Measures
  • Ley de Diversidad Biológica
  • Ley de Patrimonio Cultural de los Pueblos y Comunidades Indígenas, No 39.115
  • Ley Orgánica de Pueblos y Comunidades Indígenas of 27 December 2005.
  • Norms regarding the coordination of competences for processing contracts on access to genetic resources, of 23 August 2001.
  • Resolution No. 00080, of 12 November 2009, regarding the creation of a National Register of Biological Collections.
  • Main ABS Elements

    ABS Element
    Official Title of the Measure
    Description Relevant articles and sections
    Competent National Authority
    Ley de Diversidad Biológica
    Art. 20-21
    Norms regarding the coordination of competences for processing contracts on access to genetic resources, of 23 August 2001.
    Creation of the Commission on Access to Genetic Resources Sec. 2
    Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedures
    Ley de Diversidad Biológica
    Access contracts Art. 72-74
    Mutually Agreed Terms (MATs)
    Ley de Diversidad Biológica
    Ancillary contracts Art. 76-77
    Non-monetary benefits Art. 74
    Compliance Mechanisms
    Ley de Diversidad Biológica
    Sanctions Art. 116, 118-119
    Traditional Knowledge Associated to Genetic Resources
    Ley de Diversidad Biológica
    Art. 13, 39, 43, 82, 85
    Ley de Patrimonio Cultural de los Pueblos y Comunidades Indígenas, No 39.115
    General recognition of indigenous rights over their traditional knowledge Art. 4
    PIC Art. 18
    Traditional knowledge associated to genetic resources can not be subject of Intellectual Property Rights Art. 7
    Ley Orgánica de Pueblos y Comunidades Indígenas of 27 December 2005.
    Benefit-sharing Art. 57
    Content of access agreements mutually agreed Art. 17
    Recognisition of indigenous rights Sec. 1
    Requirements for obtaining indigenous communities' PIC Art. 11-19
    Sustainable use of genetic ressources and associated traditional knowledge Art. 102
    Other
    Ley de Diversidad Biológica
    Exception for universities and national research institutions (access) Art. 74 (6)
    Patents and intellectual property rights Art. 79
    Revision of patents and IP based on genetic resources outside of the country Art. 83

    • United Nations
    • United Nations Environment Programme