Trade Talk on Biodiversity and the Environment: Genetic Resources and the Nagoya Protocol

  • November 5, 2015
    8:30 am - 10:00 am
The Intellectual Property Section
of the Association of Women in International Trade

invites you to a trade talk on  

The Nagoya Protocol and
Access and Benefit Sharing Arrangements
for the Use of Genetic Resources


Kenli Kim
Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs,  U.S. Department of State

Tainá Guimarães Alvarenga
Head of Environment Section, Embassy of Brazil

Tonya Kemp
Director of International Trade Policy, Personal Care Products Council

Lila Feisee
Vice President, International Affairs, Biotechnology Industry Organization


Patricia Wu
Senior Director, C & M International, Ltd.

Join WIIT for a breakfast presentation to learn about the recent developments at the intersection of the environment and trade – specifically the Nagoya Protocol and the access and benefit sharing regimes being adopted in Brazil, EU and other countries. This trade talk will focus on the impact that the access and benefit sharing arrangements are having on firms that access genetic resources.

The earth’s biological diversity sustains animals, plants, and microorganisms whose genetic components are used to create innovative products for the consumer and industrial markets. Many of these products are covered by intellectual property rights and traded around the globe. The Nagoya Protocol of the Convention on Biological Diversity, entered into force on October 12, 2014, addresses the fair and equitable sharing of the benefit derived from the use of genetic resources.

Coffee and light breakfast will be provided.

Date & Time:
Thursday, November 5, 2015
8:15 AM: Registration
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Discussion

The discussion will begin promptly at 8:30 AM.

C & M International, Ltd.
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
Metros: Federal Triangle (Orange/Blue/Silver); Metro Center (Red; Orange/Blue/Silver)

WIIT Members: Free
Non-WIIT Members: $25.00

Event fees are due at the time of registration, and are non-refundable. Online registration closes at noon the day before the event.


Tainá Guimarães Alvarenga



Tonya Kemp



Lila Feisee



Patricia Wu


1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20004


Metros: Federal Triangle (Orange/Blue/Silver); Metro Center (Red; Orange/Blue/Silver)
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