Regional ABS Policies

  • Andean Community Common Regime
    Decision 391 Andean Community of Nations on a Common Regime on Access to Genetic Resources was enforced on July 17, 1996. It is effective in 5 countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Equator, Peru and Venezuela.

  • Organization for African Unity (OAU)

    African model legislation for the protection of the rights of local communities, farmers and breeders, and for the regulation of access to biological resources is a regional policy developed by Organization for African Unity (OAU).

  • ASEAN Draft Framework

    The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) have drafted its regional framework in 2000 and have not been enforced yet.