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

Ambassador Eduardo Pérez Motta (Mexico)
World Trade Organization
N.ii Joint Initiative
312. The representative of the Secretariat said that he appreciated the reactions of delegations to what he had said earlier. It was becoming very difficult to combine the increased emphasis on technical cooperation that the WTO was required to have pursuant to the Doha Declaration with the greater intensity of work in the TRIPS Council and to service the Members adequately. He said that some of the Council's documents were not always as early, for example, as would be desirable from the point of view of the efficient working of the Council. As regards action to address the problem, it was up to the Secretariat to put forward budget proposals to the Members of the WTO. The Secretariat would be quite shortly putting forward budget proposals. Then it was up to the Budget Committee to consider those proposals and to Members to decide on what they could provide.