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Regulation for Access to the Biochemical and Genetic Resources and Elements of Biodiversity in Ex-Situ Conditions (Executive Decree No. 33697-MINAE of 2007)

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Year of current version:2007
Date of entry into force of original text:April 18, 2007
Date of Text (Issued):February 6, 2007
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Genetic Resources, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions)
Notes:
This Decree was issued pursuant to Articles 62 and 69 of Law No. 7788 on Biodiversity. It regulates the access to genetic and biochemical elements and resources of biodiversity, whether they are wild, domesticated, terrestrial, marine, from fresh water or aerial, in ex-situ conditions, existing in collections of natural or legal persons, both public and private, in any part of the national territory.

Specially, the Decree explicitly requires the applicant to follow a Code of Conduct for Access to Genetic Resources (see Annex II of the Decree).
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Reglamento para el Acceso a los Elementos y Recursos Genéticos y Bioquímicos de la Biodiversidad en Condiciones Ex Situ (Decreto Ejecutivo No. 33697-MINAE de 2007) Reglamento para el Acceso a los Elementos y Recursos Genéticos y Bioquímicos de la Biodiversidad en Condiciones Ex Situ (Decreto Ejecutivo No. 33697-MINAE de 2007), Complete document (pdf) [338 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:CR096

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