Minutes - TRIPS Council - View details of the intervention/statement

H.E. Ambassador Xolelwa Mlumbi-Peter
331.   Canada would like to thank Chad and the LDC Group for circulating communication document IP/C/W/664 on the proposed new template for annual reporting under Article 66.2 of the TRIPS Agreement and welcomes further discussion on this topic. 332.   Canada continues to encourage constructive dialogue on the implementation of TRIPS Article 66.2, including through the recent annual workshops on this topic, which have allowed for an in-depth exchange between least developed country (LDC) and developed country Members on incentives for the purpose of promoting and encouraging technology transfer to LDC Members in order to enable them to create a sound and viable technological base. 333.   In addition to the valuable discussion on technology transfer incentives and LDC needs and priorities, we have also benefitted from hearing LDCs' views on how to refine and enhance the annual reporting template, in order to ensure that information on technology transfer is conveyed in a clear and user-friendly format. 334.   Canada is open to hearing proposals from LDC Members on revising the reporting template in this regard, and notes that we currently follow the template previously proposed by the LDC Group in document IP/C/W/561. 335.   As Canada will be preparing its annual report on the implementation of TRIPS Article 66.2 in the coming weeks, we would propose that any discussion on a standard reporting template be finalized as soon as possible, to facilitate our timely reporting on this important issue.
50.   The Council took note of the statements made.
47.   The Chair said that the agenda item had been requested by Chad, on behalf of the LDC Group. A communication had been circulated in document IP/C/W/664. She invited the LDC Group to introduce the agenda item.
48.   The representative of Bangladesh, on behalf of the LDC Group, took the floor to introduce the item.
49.   The representatives of Nepal; Nigeria; Tanzania, on behalf of the LDC Group; Zimbabwe; South Africa; India; China; the United States of America; Switzerland; Canada; Japan; Indonesia; and, the European Union took the floor.
50.   The Council took note of the statements made.
IP/C/M/95, IP/C/M/95/Add.1