2019-2020 inter-sessional period

Submissions of views and information on Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources

In decision 14/20, paragraph 9, the COP invited Parties, other Governments, indigenous peoples and local communities, relevant organizations and stakeholders to submit views and information:
  • (a) To clarify the concept, including relevant terminology and scope, of digital sequence information on genetic resources and if and how domestic measures on access and benefit-sharing consider digital sequence information on genetic resources;
  • (b) On benefit-sharing arrangements from commercial and non-commercial use of digital sequence information on genetic resources.

Pursuant to decision 14/20, paragraph 10, Parties, other Governments and indigenous peoples and local communities are also invited to submit information on their capacity-building needs regarding the access, use, generation and analysis of digital sequence information on genetic resources, in particular for the three objectives of the Convention.

The Secretariat invited the submission of views and information through notification 2019-12. Submissions should be sent through an official letter addressed to the Executive Secretary by e-mail to secretariat@cbd.int. The deadline for the submission of views and relevant information was 1 June 2019.

The submissions received by the Secretariat are listed in alphabetical order:

Submission by received
Argentina 11 July 2019
Australia 31 May 2019
Belarus 31 May 2019
Brazil 3 June 2019
Canada 29 May 2019
Colombia 26 June 2019
Costa Rica 1 June 2019
Ethiopia 30 May 2019
European Union and its Member States 29 April 2019
India 1 June 2019
Iran 1 June 2019
Japan 3 June 2019
Madagascar 31 May 2019
Mexico 31 May 2019
Republic of Korea 30 May 2019
South Africa 1 June 2019
Switzerland 4 June 2019

Submission by received
United States of America 31 May 2019

Organizations and stakeholders
Submission by received
African Union Commission on behalf of the African Group 3 June 2019
Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF) 23 May 2019
Consortium of German Natural History Collections (Deutsche Naturwissenschaftliche Forschungssammlungen), German Life Sciences Association (Verband Biowissenschaften, Biologie und Biomedizin in Deutschland) and the Leibniz Biodiversity Research Alliance (Leibniz Verbund Biodiversität) 1 June 2019
Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) 31 May 2019
EcoHealth Alliance 30 May 2019
EuropaBio - The European Association for Bioindustries 30 May 2019
International Barcode of Life Consortium (iBOL) 28 June 2019
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) 31 May 2019
International Fragrance Association (IFRA) and International Organization for the Flavor Industry (IOFI) 28 June 2019
International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration (INSDC) 1 June 2019
Japan Bioindustry Association (JBA) 30 May 2019
Joint statement from group of stakeholder organizations 31 May 2019
League of European Research Universities (LERU) 30 May 2019
Natural History Museum UK, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, and Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh 28 May 2019
Natural History Museum Vienna 30 May 2019
Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) 13 June 2019
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) 24 May 2019
Third World Network 5 June 2019
UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) 31 May 2019
Wellcome Sanger Institute 31 May 2019