This Fall (or Spring, depending where you are), countries have been busy posting new permits on the ABS Clearing-House, evidence of their decisions to grant prior informed consent (PIC) and of the establish mutually agreed terms (MAT) for accessing genetic resources.
Once issued these permits constitute an internationally recognized certificate of compliance (IRCC).
India is leading in number of permit with 40 recently issued for a total of 185. Since September, Spain also recently published 7 permits, Mexico 3 and Laos 1.
Once published the ABSCH will email a copy of the IRCC to:
Find out more:
The upcoming COP 14 will be an opportunity to exchange with countries that have issued permits to find out about their experiences. For example:
See this video to understand how IRCCs are used to monitor the use of genetic resources.