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

Ambassador Chak Mun See (Singapore)
226. The representative of Australia said that his delegation's interest in promoting substantive TRIPS Council work on this issue was well-known. Its paper already illustrated that there were useful clarifications that could attract a consensus, even though this was an intrinsically difficult issue. Whilst thinking on this issue was still at an early stage, he urged delegations to consider the recommendations in Australia's paper as a way of advancing towards substantive outcomes. Korea's non-paper was a further valuable contribution to the debate. Such contributions were more likely to advance Members' collective interest rather than relinquishing the Council's mandate and letting the issue be determined by default.