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National Model Contractual Clause (NMCC)

last updated: 04 Mar 2020
General Information
General Information
Material Transfer Agreement and Benefit Sharing Agreement
Where applicable:

  • The permit applicant needs to negotiate and conclude MTA (Annexure 11)and BSA (Annexure 12) with the access provider/s of the resource.
  • The permit applicant needs to negotiate and conclude BSA with the traditional knowledge holder/s for the traditional use of the resource. 
National / Federal
  • sectoral
  • cross-sectoral
  • transfer/exchange of genetic resources
  • Access to genetic resources (Article 15 of the CBD)
  • Nagoya Protocol
  • Scope
  • Competent national authority/ies
  • Access
  • Access to genetic resources
  • For commercial use
  • For non-commercial use
  • Access to traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources, including prior informed consent or approval or involvement
  • For commercial use
  • For non-commercial use
  • Benefit-Sharing
  • Mutually agreed terms
  • Monetary benefits
  • Non-monetary benefits
  • Compliance
  • Issues related to monitoring the utilization of genetic resources (Article 17)
  • Checkpoints
  • Permits or their equivalent constituting an internationally recognized certificate of compliance
  • Compliance with mutually agreed terms (Article 18)
  • Traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources
  • Community protocols
  • Customary laws and procedures
  • Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House
  • Model contractual clauses
  • Codes of conduct, guidelines, and best practices and or/standards
  • Awareness-raising
  • Capacity-building
  • Technology transfer, collaboration and cooperation
  • Financial mechanism and resource mobilization
  • Compliance with the Protocol
  • National reports
  • ABS legislative, administrative or policy measures
  • ABS agreements
  • Commercial purpose
  • Non-commercial purposes
  • Agricultural sector
  • Academic research
  • Botanical and horticultural sector
  • Identification and taxonomy
  • Food and beverage
  • Industrial biotechnology,
  • Personal care and cosmetics
  • Pharmaceutical sector
  • All types of genetic resources
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Microorganism
  • Fungi
  • Wild species
  • Domesticated species and/or cultivated species
  • All areas of access of the genetic resource
  • Agricultural areas
  • Forest
  • Inland waters
  • Dry and sub-humid areas
  • Marine and coastal areas
  • Mountains
  • Protected areas
  • Islands
  • Ex-situ
  • Soil and/or water samples
  • Users of genetic resources
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Relevant international agreements, instruments and organizations
  • International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
  • World Intellectual Property Organization
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