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ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)

Established 8 August 1967 by the five original member countries; Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Since then Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia have also joined.


Legislation on Farmers' Rights and community rights related to crop genetic resources

The ASEAN framework agreement on access to biological and genetic resources
   Status: Draft from 24 February 2000
   Relevant provisions: Article 1. Declaration of principles, Article 2. Objectives, Article 4. Scope and coverage
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Legislation on conservation and sustainable use of crop genetic resources

The ASEAN framework agreement on access to biological and genetic resources
   Status: Draft from 24 February 2000
   Relevant provisions: Article 1. Declaration of principles, Article 2. Objectives, Article 4. Scope and coverage, Article 12. Common fund for biodiversity conservation
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Traditional knowledge legislation

The ASEAN framework agreement on access to biological and genetic resources
   Status: Draft from 24 February 2000
   Relevant provisions: Article 1. Declaration of principles, Article 2. Objectives, Article 4. Scope and coverage
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Bioprospecting legislation with access and benefit sharing provisions

The ASEAN framework agreement on access to biological and genetic resources
   Status: Draft from 24 February 2000
   Relevant provisions:Article 1. Declaration of Principles, Article 2. Objectives, Article 4. Scope and coverage, Article 5. Access instrument, Article 10. Prior informed consent and participation of key stakeholders, Article 11. Fair and equitable sharing of benefits
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Seed laws, including seed certification rules

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Laws on plant variety protection, also called plant breeders' rights legislation

No legislation found


Patent laws

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