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If a country is not a Party to the Nagoya Protocol, does this mean we do not need to comply with the Nagoya Protocol in accessing their resources?

  06 Jul 2018

Although a country may not be Party to the Nagoya Protocol, they may have relevant domestic laws in place regarding access to genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge in their jurisdiction.  You will see that most non-Parties in the ABS-CH have ABS NFPs.  The ABS National Focal Point is an individual designated to liaise with the Secretariat and make information available on procedures for accessing genetic resources and establishing mutually agreed terms, including information on competent national authorities, relevant indigenous and local communities, and relevant stakeholders (Article 13.1).We suggest that you contact the ABS National Focal Point for the country in question which you can find through the country page.