Biodiversity and Bioprospecting

Letters, Testimony & Comments

November 28 2012
Given the importance of protections for basic biotechnology inventions to the survival of the biotechnology sector in India, BIO has reviewed the Guidelines and has identified specific questions, and areas for improvement.
February 14 2012
BIO has identified the following countries of interest and recommends the following for our 2011 Special 301 submission.
October 14 2010
The Heads of Biotechnology Associations: Asia, Europe and the Americas and their members support the agreed objective of the Protocol and the greater goal to establish a practical and workable international regime governing access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from these resources.
July 31 2009
Comments, 8th Meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit-Sharing.

Press Releases

September 11 2008
The Biosafety Protocol is an international environmental treaty under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, which establishes rules and procedures for the international trade in certain agricultural biotechnology products. 
January 24 2007
As part of the Memorandum of Understanding, both organizations will promote agricultural biotechnology initiatives that benefit the Americas around the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the International Plant Protection Convention, and World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements.