The FTA incorporated the protection of biodiversity and the traditional knowledge associated with it. This is recognized under international principles of prior informed knowledge and equitable sharing of benefits for the use of genetic resources, as required by our legislation. In addition, mechanisms were incorporated that are devoted to avoiding the improper granting of patents that deal with biodiversity, mainly through the exchange of information. The parties agreed to seek ways to share information that may have bearing on the patentability of inventions based on traditional knowledge or genetic resources.