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Biological Weapons ConventionParty8 Jun 19788 Jun 1978
Cartagena ProtocolParty26 Aug 200211 Sep 2003
CITESParty15 Aug 200213 Nov 2002
Convention on Biological DiversityParty11 Jun 199225 Aug 199523 Nov 1995
Geneva ProtocolParty12 Jun 197812 Jun 1978
International Health RegulationsParty15 Jun 2007
Nagoya ProtocolParty20 Sep 201130 Sep 201312 Oct 2014
Paris AgreementParty22 Apr 201619 Sep 201719 Oct 2017
TRIPS AgreementObserver
World Health OrganizationParty8 Mar 19828 Mar 1982
World Organization for Animal HealthParty14 Dec 199014 Dec 1990
World Trade OrganizationObserver

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