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What is a Clearing House Mechanism (CHM)?

In managing information on biological resource, the Act requires that National Competent Authority (NCA) to establish and maintain a clearing house mechanism as a means for sharing of information relating to ABS and information provided by a CA to the NCA.

Therefore the Access and Benefit-Sharing Clearing House system (MyABS) is a system designed to:

  1. As an electronic tool to aid all Competent Authorities (CA) in performing its functions under the Act; and
  2. to promote and facilitate scientific and technical cooperation, knowledge sharing and information exchange, and to establish a fully operational network of Parties and partners for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).