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What is a MAT (Material Agreement Transfert)

MAT Mutually Agreed Terms

Mutually agreed terms (MAT) is an agreement between provider country/provider of genetic resources (and traditional knowledge) and the users, on the conditions of access and utilization of the resources, and on the benefits to be shared between both parties (CBD Secretariat Information Kit). This might address issues such as restrictions of use, third party transfer, reporting requirements, data sharing and/or other benefit sharing. Change of use etc. may require re-negotiation.