Details of Measure

General Description
Country or Region Bhutan
Official Title Biodiversity Act of Bhutan
Level National/Federal
Type of Measure Legislation
Status of Measure Entered into force
Date of Entry into Force 2003-01-01
Additional Information
Full-text of Measure Document

Main ABS Elements

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

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