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Government proposal on access to genetic resources and their utilisation
The Finnish Government approved on 19 November the Government proposal on access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilisation. Finland does not currently have general legislation governing access to genetic resources. With the approval of the proposal, Finland ratifies the Nagoya Protocol, which supplements the United Nations' Convention on Biological Diversity.