Guidelines and Model Clauses on Access and Benefit-Sharing and BioTrade in Lao Peoples' Democratic Republic

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This report provides inputs and guidance to the Government of Lao People’s Democratic Republic and national ABS stakeholders, to develop sample model clauses for eventual ABS or BioTrade contracts to be used in the country. It is based on an assessment of a prior national undertaking that developed a draft policy and decree on ABS and BioTrade, as well as on the responses of questionnaires and interviews conducted jointly with the Biotechnology and Ecology Institute (BEI) of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), which is the competent national authority for ABS in Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The report is based on examples of ABS contracts and guidelines for ABS contracts currently being used in other countries and regions including those from UNCTAD BIoTrade Experience experience in Peru as well as inputs from a Lao national expert in commercial law.


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