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Ambassador Eduardo Pérez Motta (Mexico)
I.ii Implementation of Article 66.2
257. The Chairman recalled the instruction that Ministers had given to the TRIPS Council to put in place a mechanism for ensuring the monitoring and full implementation of the obligations under Article 66.2. He also recalled that he had circulated prior to the Council's meeting in September 2002 an informal note (JOB(02)/118) in which he had suggested a number of elements for the consideration of the Council that could form the basis of a decision on this matter. The Council had received a communication from Zambia on behalf of the least-developed countries' group on this topic (IP/C/W/390). The Chairman said that he had consulted with the delegations most active on this matter. In the light of these consultations, he had circulated an informal note (JOB(02)/195), attached to which there was a draft decision for the Council's consideration. The draft decision was based on the elements contained in his previous note as well as on the suggestions made in his recent consultations.