Brazil: Decree No. 8.772 of May 11, 2016, regulating Law No. 13.123 of May 20, 2015

May 13, 2016

Brazil: The Decree No. 8.772 of May 11, 2016, regulating Law No. 13.123 of May 20, 2015, which was published in the Federal Official Gazette on May 12, 2016, came into force on May 13, 2016.

It implements Law No. 13.123 of May 20, 2015 (Access and Benefits Sharing of Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge), which regulates access to components of the genetic heritage, protection of and access to associated traditional knowledge and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.