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BRAZIL

NEW PLANT PROTECTION PROCEDURES

By the means of Decree 8,771 of May 11th 2016,the plant variety authority in Brazil, established the new procedures for the filing and examination of these applications.

 

The submission of an access or non-access declaration of associated genetic samples of national patrimony or traditional knowledge is necessary for a new plant variety application.  This will be applicable to plant varieties which research and obtainment was made since June 30th, 2000. The Brazilian authorities will issue an official action requesting said declaration for the applications which have already been filed.

Any access to a genetic sample of national patrimony should be registered before CGEN authority, before any application takes place.