New Brazilian Law on Biodiversity

The Brazilian government has just signed the new Brazilian Act No. 13,123/15, which regulates the access to the national biodiversity. This Law, which will become effective in November, comes as a substitute for the current Provisional Act No.  2.186-16/01 that currently  regulates access to national genetic heritage, as well as the associated traditional knowledge. The […]

Itinerary Travel of the Brazilian delegation (from MDIC) for BIO International Convention

The MDIC Board of Innovation (MDIC – Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade), coordinator of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for Biotechnology (CNB), organizes annually a governmental delegation to the BIO International Convention. This year the conference is going to happen during June 23-26, in San Diego – CA, and you can see below the travel […]

Brazil’s path to inclusive growth

More than 25 years of democracy and political stability have allowed Brazil to make major strides in economic development, including cutting its official poverty rate by half. Yet the forces that provided much of the economy’s momentum during the past decade — an expanding labor force, credit-fueled consumption, and high commodity prices — are beginning to […]

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