Details of Measure

General Description
Country or Region Mozambique
Official Title Decree No 19/2007 on the Regulation on Access and Sharing of Benefits arising out of the utilization of Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge.
Level National/Federal
Type of Measure Legislation
Status of Measure Entered into force
Date of Entry into Force 2008-02-09
Additional Information
Full-text of Measure Document

Main ABS Elements

ABS Element
Description Relevant articles and sections
National Focal Point Link to Mozambique - National Contacts
Competent National Authority
Ministry of Coordination of Environmental Affairs Art. 4-5
Technical advice: Inter-institutional Genetic Resources Management Group Art. 4, 6
Objective Art. 2
Scope Art. 3
Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedures
In-situ access Art. 7
Procedures to grant access Art. 12
Mutually Agreed Terms (MATs)
Benefit-sharing Art. 20-21
Commercial intent Art. 19
Material Transfer Agreement for ex-situ collections Art. 11.1, 13
Minimum content of contracts Art. 23
Transfer of technology Art. 16-17
Compliance Mechanisms
Administrative sanctions Art. 25
Penalties in case of economic exploitation without PIC Art. 22
Traditional Knowledge Associated to Genetic Resources
Local community rights Art. 15
Protection of traditional knowledge Art. 14
Ex-situ conservation Art. 10
Intellectual Property Rights: disclosure of origin Art. 26
Public interest exceptions Art. 9
Tax incentives for technology transfer Art. 18

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  • United Nations Environment Programme