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“Working out ABS”: ICC Conference on EU Regulation on Access and Benefit Sharing – 24-25 November, Paris, France
The Nagoya Protocol establishes rules on access and benefit sharing (ABS) in relation to genetic resources.
ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) is organizing a conference to help businesses and researchers better understand the significant new obligations which the EU Regulation implementing the Protocol will place on companies and organizations utilizing genetic resources (GRs) in their R&D. It will also offer a unique forum for these companies and organizations to discuss their challenges and best practices, not only cross-sectorially but also with representatives from national agencies and the European Commission.
More information about the event can be found at www.iccwbo.org/Training-and-Events/All-events/Events/2014/Working-out-ABS-preparing-to-comply-with-the-new-EU-rules-on-Access-and-Benefit-sharing/