BIOTECHNOLOGY LAW AND REGULATION:  The ASEAN Perspective

Sufian Jusoh

Biotechnology Law and Regulation surveys and dissects the laws and regulations relating to biotechnology activities in 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The countries are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

The topics covered by the book include biotechnology policies, access to genetic resources and benefit sharing, bio-safety laws relating to food, Protection of Plant Varieties, Patent, Pharmaceuticals, Labeling, Religious laws and Cloning. Each topic is approached both from the perspective of common ASEAN policies and that of relevant international treaties.

Biodiversity Law and Regulation will be useful to stakeholders engaged in various biotechnology activities including government officials, policy makers, legislators, judges, legal professionals,  investors,  research institutions and consumer groups. The book is also suitable for post graduate students studying international environmental law, environmental law and policy, intellectual property, international economic and world trade law, ethical aspects of biotechnology, and law and economics of regulations.

Sufian Jusoh is an NCCR Research Fellow at the World Trade Institute, Bern, Switzerland. He is also a Barrister (England & Wales) and an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.

ISBN 10: 1 905017 26 X

ISBN 13: 978 1 905017 26 3

• Hardback • 2006 • £125.00