Details of Measure

General Description
Country or Region Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Official Title Ley de Diversidad Biológica
Level National/Federal
Type of Measure Legislation
Status of Measure Entered into force
Date of Entry into Force 2000-05-24
Additional Information
Full-text of Measure Document

Main ABS Elements

ABS Element
Description Relevant articles and sections
National Focal Point Link to Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) - National Contacts
Competent National Authority
Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedures
Access contracts Art. 72-74
Mutually Agreed Terms (MATs)
Ancillary contracts Art. 76-77
Non-monetary benefits Art. 74
Compliance Mechanisms
Sanctions Art. 116, 118-119
Traditional Knowledge Associated to Genetic Resources
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

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