UPOV Notification No. 107
International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants

Accession by the Republic of Costa Rica

The Secretary-General of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) presents his compliments and has the honor to notify the deposit by the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica, on December 12, 2008, of its instrument of accession to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants of December 2, 1961, as revised at Geneva on November 10, 1972, on October 23, 1978, and on March 19, 1991.

The said International Convention as revised in 1991 will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Costa Rica, on January 12, 2009. On that date, the Republic of Costa Rica will become a member of UPOV, founded by the said International Convention.

For the purpose of determining its share in the total amount of the annual contributions to the budget of UPOV, one‑fifth (0.2) of one contribution unit is applicable to the Republic of Costa Rica.

December 12, 2008