Details of Measure

General Description
Country or Region Costa Rica
Official Title Reglamento sobre las Normas Generales para el Acceso a los Elementos y a los Recursos Genéticos y Bioquímicos de la Biodiversidad, Decreto Ejecutivo No 31.514-MINAE
Level National/Federal
Type of Measure Regulation
Status of Measure Entered into force
Date of Entry into Force 2003-12-15
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) Art. 5
Genetic and biochemical resources Art. 2
Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedures
Requirements and procedures for access Art. 7-8, 11, 13-19
Mutually Agreed Terms (MATs)
Benefit-sharing agreements Art. 23-24
Compliance Mechanisms
Verification, control, permit cancelation and sanctions Art. 20, 27-28
Certificate of origin or legal provenance Art. 19
Exclusions Art. 3

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme