Details of Measure

General Description
Country or Region Costa Rica
Official Title Ley de Biodiversidad No. 7788
Level National/Federal
Type of Measure Legislation
Status of Measure Entered into force
Date of Entry into Force 1998-04-23
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
Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedures
Access permit Art. 69-75
Basic requirments for access, PIC Art. 63, 65
Mutually Agreed Terms (MATs)
Benefit-sharing Art. 76
Compliance Mechanisms
Fines Art. 112
Traditional Knowledge Associated to Genetic Resources
Rights of indigenous and local communities, community intellectual rights Art. 66, 82-85
Certificate of origin and PIC included on patent applications Art. 80
Intellectual property rights Art. 77-85
Registration of access rights Art. 67

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