Notice and Request for Comments on the Implications of Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) Regimes on Global Health and Biomedical Research
In order to inform U.S. Government policy and international engagement, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) invites submission of comments from the public, academia, relevant industries, and other interested stakeholders on the implications of Access and Benefit- Sharing (ABS) regimes on global health and biomedical research. In particular, DOS invites comments related to the effects of Nagoya Protocol and other ABS implementation on public health systems. The Department will hold at least two public meetings to discuss these issues, on June 25 and September 20, 2019. Any future Meetings will be announced at https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for- economic-growth-energy-and-the-environment/bureau-of-oceans-a nd- international-environmental-and-scientific-affairs/office-of- international-health-and-biodefense/.