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General Law of Ecological Balance and Environmental Protection

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Year of current version:2010
Date of entry into force of original text:December 22, 1987
Date of Text (Issued):December 22, 1987
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Genetic Resources, Other
Notes:
This Law was published in the Official Journal of the Federation (DOF) on January 28, 1988. It was last amended and published in DOF on June 4, 2010.

This Law regulates the provisions of the Constitution of the United Mexican States relating to the preservation and restoration of ecological balance, as well as environmental protection in the nation and areas where the country has sovereignty and jurisdiction. Its provisions are of ordre public and social interest (Article 1o).
For provisions relating to genetic resources, see Article 2(III) and Article 3 (XXVIII).
Available Texts: 
Spanish

Ley General de Equilibrio Ecológico y de Protección al Ambiente Ley General de Equilibrio Ecológico y de Protección al Ambiente, Complete document (pdf) [465 KB] Ley General de Equilibrio Ecológico y de Protección al Ambiente, Complete document (htm) [738 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:MX040

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