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Ambassador Eduardo Pérez Motta (Mexico)
C.i Paragraph 6 of the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health
116. The representative of Argentina stated that her delegation agreed with all those delegations that had said that the solution that the Council had to find, in relation to paragraph 6, should be effective, broad, and non-discriminatory. Argentina also agreed that the solution should not be limited to certain categories of countries or diseases. Referring to an earlier statement, she said that her delegation was concerned about the creation of new categories of countries within the framework of the WTO. The solution found should not increase the burden of obligations that existed in connection with the Agreement nor should it lead to the establishment of mechanisms of direct interference of the WTO in the trade of the different countries such as the proposal that had been made on the possible establishment of certain mechanisms for control purposes. A sustainable solution should be based on an effective transfer of technology. 117. With regard to the submissions on the table, she said that her delegation would need more time before commenting on them. Regarding the two Secretariat papers (IP/C/W/345 and 348), she inquired about the sources and the basis of research. She recalled that the Declaration did not limit its scope to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in contrast to what could be deduced from the Secretariat's paper. Her authorities had corroborated the data on Argentina contained in the document although no final check had been made and therefore she reserved the right to return to this subject.