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H.E. Ambassador Xolelwa Mlumbi-Peter
13 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THE 1998 WORK PROGRAMME ON ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
414.   Australia recognizes the role of the 1998 Work Programme in seeking to ensure IPrelated issues arising in connection with electronic commerce are approached in a manner that promotes sustainable development. 415.   Efforts to reinvigorate the 1998 Work Programme should be done in a manner that does not duplicate the work of the TRIPS Council or WIPO, but rather supports existing obligations (i.e. TRIPS Article 66.2 reporting). 416.   We recognize the importance of continuing to create conditions that encourage voluntary technology transfer which is mutually beneficial and supports global development.
54.   The Council took note of the statements made.
51.   The Chair said that the agenda item had been requested by South Africa. A communication had been circulated in document IP/C/W/665. She invited South Africa to introduce the item.
52.   The representative of South Africa took the floor to introduce the item.
53.   The representatives of India; the European Union; Zimbabwe; the United States of America; Canada; Chile; China; Australia; and, Switzerland took the floor. The representative of Nigeria requested that her statement be included in the record of the meeting.
54.   The Council took note of the statements made.
IP/C/M/95, IP/C/M/95/Add.1