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General Description
Country or Region Costa Rica
Official Title Reglamento para el Acceso a los Elementos y Recursos Genéticos y Bioquímicos de la Biodiversidad en Condiciones ex situ, Decreto Ejecutivo Nº 33697-MINAE
Level National/Federal
Type of Measure Regulation
Status of Measure Entered into force
Date of Entry into Force 2007-04-18
Additional Information
Full-text of Measure Document

Main ABS Elements

ABS Element
Description Relevant articles and sections
National Focal Point Link to Costa Rica - National Contacts
Competent National Authority
National Commision for Biodiversity Management (CONEGEBIO) (ex-situ conditions) Art. 3
Genetic and biochemical resources in ex-situ conditions Art. 1
Genetic and biochemical resources of domestic animals Art. 2
Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedures
Modifications of Decree 31514: Procedures for access and material transfer Art. 17(B, D-G)
Procedures for access, material transfer, establishing new ex situ collections and material export Art. 7-8, 10
Mutually Agreed Terms (MATs)
Benefit-sharing agreements Art. 7, 11
Modifications of Decree 31 514: Access and benefit-sharing agreements Art 17(A, D)
Traditional Knowledge Associated to Genetic Resources
Modifications of Decree 31 514: PIC, MAT Art. 17(D, H), 18(IV)
Access to genetic and biochemical resources of domestic animals Art. 18(I)
Access to plant genetic resources for food and agriculture in ex-situ conditions Art. 18(II)
Exemptions Art. 2

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme