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UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for Synthetic Biology Leadership Council
DEFRA Consultation on Implementing the Nagoya Protocol in the UK

Tait, J

April 2014

Link to the consultation

An international treaty called the ‘Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing for Genetic Resources’ was signed in 2011. In order to ratify this treaty the EU and the UK must set down new rules. These rules will require researchers who use genetic resources to be ‘duly diligent’ that they only use resources that have been accessed in accordance with the laws of the country providing them.

In particular, we want to know what you think about how we plan to to implement these rules, as most of the rules have already been established in an EU Regulation and will be binding in the UK.

Link to summary of responses (Mar-15)