NATIONAL COORDINATION CENTRE ON ACCESS TO GENETIC RESOURCES AND BENEFIT-SHARING

Checkpoint for monitoring the utilization of genetic resources of the Republic of Belarus

The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity was developed to realize the 3rd Objective of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity – the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources. The Nagoya Protocol is a flexible instrument allowing each country to choose for its national legislation the most appropriate option of a legal framework.

Alongside, there are a number of terms to be complied by the country-Parties to the Nagoya Protocol during the transfer of genetic resources (genetic material of plant, animal, microbial or other origin, containing functional units of heredity and of an actual or potential value):

Grant and obtain access based on the prior informed consent (PIC) of the Party providing genetic resources issued by the Competent National Authority (CNA).

Conclude mutually agreed terms (MAT) of the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of provided genetic resources, as well as their subsequent uses and commercialization, between the provider country and the user country in the form of particular provisions in the contract or agreement on collaboration.

Ensure that a Competent National Authority of the provider Country issues at the moment of access of a permit or an equivalent document as a form of evidence of the decision made to grant PIC and conclude MAT (hereinafter – “the Permit”).

Inform the ABS Clearing-House for the Convention on Biological Diversity about the transfer of genetic resources by entering the related information to the Database.

Nagoya Protocol Glossary

7 July 2017
With Ratification by Central African Republic, Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress closer to entering into force

Central African Republic will become the 39th Party to the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

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8 June 2017
Kuwait becomes the 100th party to the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity on 5 June 2017

On the 5th of June 2017, Kuwait ratified the Nagoya Protocol on Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization, an agreement under the Convention on Biological Diversity, bringing the total number of Parties to 100. PRESS RELEASE

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23 May 2017
The Republic of Korea ratifies the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity on 19 May 2017

On Friday, 19 May 2017, the Republic of Korea became the 98th country to ratify the
Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising
from their Utilization.

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23 May 2017
Japan ratifies the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity on 22 May 2017

22 May 2017 – On the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity, Japan became the latest
country to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing
of Benefits Arising from their Utilization, bringing the total number of ratifications to 99.

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27 February 2017
Two Worlds of Nagoya

The aim of this study is to analyse the EU ABS regulation, the Implementing Regulations and the Guidance document to showcase several concerns that arise from the narrow scope of the Regulation.

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10 August 2016
NAGOYA PROTOCOL EXPECTED TO REACH MILESTONE 100 RATIFICATIONS IN 2016

PRESS RELEASE. Nagoya Protocol Ratifications in 2016

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