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Cablegate: Costa Rica: Iica Meeting for Biosafety Protocol Liability

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DE RUEHSJ #0980 3142240
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O R 102239Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY SAN JOSE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0030
RUEHRC/USDA FAS WASHDC IMMEDIATE
INFO RUEHSJ/AMEMBASSY SAN JOSE

UNCLAS SAN JOSE 000980

SIPDIS
USDA/FAS FOR STEVE FROGGETT, OES/ENRC FOR DANIELLE WOOD, EEB/TPP/MTAA/ABT FOR MARCELLA SZYMANSKI

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAGR SENV ETRD TBIO CS
SUBJECT: COSTA RICA: IICA MEETING FOR BIOSAFETY PROTOCOL LIABILITY
AND REDRESS

REF: STATE 114855

Post contacted Alex May, Director of the Biotechnology Department
of the Costa Rican Ministry of Agriculture and local point of
contact for the Cartagena Protocol. Mr. May informed post that he
is planning to attend the IICA workshop in Chile. He also
mentioned that the Ministry of Agriculture is trying to obtain
funding for a Costa Rican official to participate in the Kuala
Lumpur event. If funding is obtained, he will attend the Kuala
Lumpur meeting as local point of contact of the Cartagena Protocol.
Mr. May mentioned that his understanding is that the goal of the
meeting in Chile is to continue the analysis of the issue but he
believes that reaching a consensus or agreement during that meeting
will be difficult.
BRENNAN

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