Details of Measure

General Description
Country or Region Central American countries
Official Title Acuerdo CentroAmericano De Acceso a los Recursos Geneticos y Bioquimicos y al Conocimiento Tradicional Asociado (Draft)
Level Regional
Type of Measure Other
Other Agreement
Status of Measure Draft
Additional Information
Full-text of Measure Document

Main ABS Elements

ABS Element
Description Relevant articles and sections
Competent National Authority
Exclusions Art. 4
Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedures
Material transfer agreements Art. 25
Procedure for access Art. 12-14, 16-17
Mutually Agreed Terms (MATs)
Consideration of the interests of other member states Art. 20
Framework agreements with universities and/or research centers Art. 24
Rights over biological resources Art. 6
Sanctions Art. 27
Terms of agreement Art. 19
Compliance Mechanisms
Certificate of origen Art. 21
Traditional Knowledge Associated to Genetic Resources
Conservation of traditional knowledge and property rights Art. 28-29
PIC Art. 31
Recognition and compensation Art. 7
Access to information and confidentiality Art. 22
National sovereignty Art. 5

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