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Introduction to ABS Procedures

 25 Jun 2018 14:45
  ABS Procedure

An ABS Procedure is national record that is meant to guide applicants seeking access to genetic resources and/or traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources through the steps required for access to such resources and/or knowledge in your country.

Please note a separate record is to be published for each different procedure. Your country may have a number of procedures in place on how to apply for access, each of which may differ depending on various factors, such as: the intended use (e.g. commercial or non-commercial, use inside or outside the country); the type of genetic resources (e.g. plants, animals, microorganisms); the area of access (e.g. ex situ, protected areas, public or private lands); the type of user (e.g. foreign or national users); and/or the type of provider of genetic resources and/or traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources (e.g. indigenous peoples and local communities).

 

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