How to report access to Korean genetic resources

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How to report access to Korean genetic resources

For use by foreign nationals, overseas Koreans, foreign institutions and international organizations seeking access to Korean genetic resources.

  • Fill in form (Pay a fee)
  • Submit form
  • Review by CNA(Request to modify if needed)
  • Decision to accept or reject (with explanation in case of rejection)
  • Report accepted
  • Certificate issued

To report, you need

  • A document verifying the reporting person’s identity or affiliation (only if unverifiable through administrative records)
  • A copy of mutually agreed terms (if concluded)

Payment of fees

Any person intending to report access to Korean genetic resources shall pay a fee (KRW 10,000) in accordance with Article 22 of the Act on Access to and Utilization of Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing, and Article 6 of the Enforcement Rule thereof. You can pay using electronic revenue stamps issued by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance. To pay, please visit the website for electronic revenue stamps (www.edoc-revenuestamp.or.kr). After purchasing a stamp, please attach the scanned receipt or screen-captured payment certificate (PDF format).

Payment of fee

  • (Online) the official website of Electronic Revenue Stamps (www.edoc-revenuestamp.or.kr)
    • Non-member service or Sign-in (via Accredited Certificate, I-Pin) on the website
    • Payment methods
      • Account transfer (KB Bank, Shinhan Bank, etc)
      • Credit cards (BC Card, Samsung Card, etc)
    • Click the “Administrative fee(행정수수료)” button after you select “Electronic revenue stamp for paper documents”

    [Go to the website of Electronic Revenue Stamps ]

  • Banks and post offices in Korea.
    • Cash payment by presenting your ID card.
  • Any helps in paying the fee? gric@korea.kr

Form for Reporting Access to Korean Genetic Resources

Competent National Authorities

Ministry of Science and ICT

Name of institution Office
Division Person in charge Contact information

Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Name of institution Office
Division Person in charge Contact information

Ministry of Health and Welfare

Name of institution Office
Division Person in charge Contact information

Ministry of Environment

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Division Person in charge Contact information

Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries

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Division Person in charge Contact information