Brazilian Biodiversity, I use and you?
In Brazil, access to genetic resources, protection and access to associated traditional knowledge and benefit sharing (ABS) are regulated by Law 13,123 / 2015 and by Regulatory Decree 8,772 / 2016, having its management made by the CGEN (Conselho de Gestão do Patrimônio Genético).
The Biodiversity Law is applicable to natural or juridical persons, national or foreign, who access genetic information of plant, animal and microbial species, among others, in the form of molecules, extracts or metabolic substances, from Brazilian biodiversity, with or without the aid of traditional knowledge of communities (indigenous, traditional or local) for the purpose of scientific research or technological development.
Therefore, it is necessary for users to register in SisGen - National System for the Management of Genetic Heritage and Associated Traditional Knowledge. The registration is not prior to the beginning of the research but has a right period of time to happen. Irregular use of genetic heritage and traditional knowledge characterizes "biopiracy", which can cause irreparable damage to the image and heritage of an organization.
GSS offers a specialized and unique service to its clients, regarding the market related to the use of Brazilian biodiversity. Our professionals have vast experience and high technical qualification with training in the legal, social (anthropological), biological (chemical, biologist and pharmaceutical) and engineering areas.
We believe in our role, so the coherence between discourse and action is a fundamental premise of the GSS.
Market Intelligence and Publications.
Data on the panorama of the use of Brazilian Biodiversity in Brazil and in the world
Company strategic planning on the use of Biodiversity
Monthly follow-up containing standards and market updates
National and international studies on ABS
Elaboration of manuals and booklets – for internal / external public and for associations
Strategic follow-up with CGEN and competitive intelligence services
Process of registration, notification and regularization of access with SisGen.
Adequacy, within the scope of Law 13,123 / 2015, of projects and processes filed or approved in force of Provisional Measure 2.186 / 2001
Adequacy and regularization of activities carried out in disagreement with MP 2.186 / 01 under the new Biodiversity Law
Registration and Notification of researches and products developed after the new Biodiversity Law became effective
Elaboration of technical documents to subsidize the registration dossier
Analysis of data and documents for inclusion in the system, elaboration of the Terms of Material Transfer - TTM
Follow-up and monitoring of the registration
Oral support in case of registration analysis by the CGen Plenary
Management for sustainable use of biodiversity and relationship with the community.
Development of activities and strategies related to the use of biodiversity, access to genetic patrimony, associated traditional knowledge and benefit sharing
Orientation of best practices in Benefit Sharing and Relationship with communities and creation of Policies
Participatory diagnosis of local communities
Field activities to manage the use of Biodiversity
Monitoring of benefit-sharing projects and monitoring of indicators
Prospecting of ingredients, raw materials and potential communities providers of genetic resources
Participatory construction of community protocols
Community development, strengthening of local associations and cooperatives
Diagnosis and risk assessment on the use of biodiversity.
Risk assessment of activities involving the use of natural ingredients by the company in its products. Passive and preventive
Evaluation of biodiversity ingredients to identify the center of origin and possible applicable national or international legislation
Evaluation of ingredients, raw materials and bibliographical references aiming at identifying access to associated traditional knowledge
Professionals with experience in the subject since 2002
Active participation in all plenary sessions of the CGen
Responsible for more than 120 requests for access authorization under the Provisional Measure and about 60 CURBs approved by the CGen (MP2186)
More than 3000 raw materials evaluated
Analysis of almost 1000 species for compliance in national or international ABS legislation
More than 30 clients in the cosmetic sector for activities related to ABS