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Commission will discuss legislation on access to genetic resources


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The Commission of the Amazon, National Integration and Regional Development held on Tuesday (29) public hearing to discuss the need for new legislation on access to genetic resources. The initiative is the debate by Mr Henrique Afonso (PV-AC).

Currently, the issue is regulated by Provisional 2.186-16/01. The MP established the Board of Management of Genetic Patrimony (CGEN), responsible for approving research projects involving access to genetic resources in national territory.

According to Henrique Afonso, critics argue that the MP bureaucratizes access to genetic resources and creates difficulties for the development of scientific research. Have the advocates of MP claim that it is necessary to curb biopiracy and ensure the fair sharing of benefits arising from commercial use of genetic resources.

According to Alfonso, the federal government has been negotiating for years for new legislation to regulate the matter. He recalls that there have been, including a public consultation to discuss a draft bill being drafted by the government.

"The new law is expected by scientists, companies and traditional communities, but so far, the issue was not resolved. Therefore, it is essential to resume the discussion of the matter to advance a solution in Congress, "said Alfonso.

We invited representatives of the Civil House of the Presidency, the National Confederation of Industry (CNI) and the Ministries of Science, Technology and Innovation, the Ministry of the Environment, and Health

The meeting will be held at 14 o'clock, the 15th Plenary.

Source: Agency Board News

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