PART FIVE: EXPLORATION OF GENETIC RESOURCES
1/ Without prejudice to the provisions of Article 4(2) of this Proclamation, no person may conduct exploration of genetic resources unless in possession of exploration permit from the Institute.
2/ Not withstanding the provisions of Sub-Article (1) of this Article, organs of the state which are empowered by law to conserve genetic resources are not required to obtain exploration permit to conduct exploration of genetic resources in the discharge of their duties.
1/ Any person who wants to obtain exploration permit shall present written application to the Institute.
2/ The application shall specify the purpose of the exploration, the types of the genetic resources to be explored, the locality where the exploration shall be conducted and the time schedule for the exploration.
24. Granting Exploration Permit
1/ Upon receiving a complete exploration application, the Institute shall, in consultation with the relevant institution where appropriate, grant an exploration permit to the applicant.
2/ The exploration permit shall specify the types of the genetic resources to be explored, the locality where the exploration shall take place, the time schedule of the exploration and any other condition which the Institute deems necessary.
3/ Where are Institute grants exploration permit to a foreigner, it shall assign its scientific personnel or designate other relevant institution to accompany the exploration mission.
25. Obligation of Explorers
Any holder of an exploration permit shall have the following obligations:
1/ deposit a copy of the exploration permit with the relevant institution in the district of the locality where the exploration will be conducted;
2/ strictly observe the terms and conditions specified in the permit;
3/ present to the Institute a detailed and complete report of the exploration mission upon its completion;
4/ show, up on request, the exploration permit issued to him;
5/ respect local customs, traditions, values, property rights in the locality where the exploration shall be conducted and the laws of the country.