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General Law on Environment of the Republic of Panama (Law No. 41 of July 1, 1998)

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Year of current version:1998
Date of entry into force of original text:July 3, 1998
Date of Text (Enacted):July 1, 1998
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Genetic Resources, IP Regulatory Body, Traditional Knowledge (TK)
Notes:
The General Law of the Environment provides the principles and basic regulations for the protection, preservation and the recovery of the environment, and promotes the sustainable use of natural resources.

According to the law, the National Environmental Authority (ANAM) is the autonomous public entity of the State, who exercises power, authority and specialized tasks related to the environment and the sustainable management of natural resources.
Article 71 states that the National Environment Authority (ANAM) regulates and controls access to genetic and biological resources in general, with the exception of the human species relating to intellectual property rights.
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Ley General de Ambiente de la República de Panamá (Ley N° 41, de 1 de julio de 1998) Ley General de Ambiente de la República de Panamá (Ley N° 41, de 1 de julio de 1998), Complete document (pdf) [93 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:PA036

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