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For the ABS permit, should I apply to the provider country or the country where the genetic resources are being utilized?

  17 Feb 2022

In principle an ABS permit is granted by the country where the genetic resources are accessed as evidence that the ABS requirements of the provider country have been met, however it is preferable to refer to the specific requirements of the provider country and the country where the genetic resources are being utilized to determine what are the procedures to follow in a particular case

To get more information on how to obtain a certificate for access to a genetic resource from the provider country, we encourage you to contact their ABS National Focal Point.  You can find the contact details of the ABS National Focal Point as well as information on the ABS legislation in the country profile: https://absch.cbd.int/countries/.