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Institutional Mechanisms Supporting Trade in Genetic Materials

Issues Under the Bio-diversity Convention and GATT/TRIPs

  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: August 1995
  • Page count: 72
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 95.III.D.87

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One of the complexities of discussing and working with genetic materials is their multiple forms each of which requires a different approach. This publication discusses the issues of biodiversity conservation and use from the perspectives of technology trade or technology transfer, both as business decisions among parties and the international institutions controlling it. It examines the relationships among biodiversity, intellectual property rights, GATT and environmental protection.