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Ambassador Eduardo Pérez Motta (Mexico)
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307. The Chairman recalled that, at its meeting of 16 October 2002, the General Council had approved the accession of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to the WTO. The Protocol of Accession was now subject to the ratification of the FYR of Macedonia's Parliament. Thirty days after the Secretariat would receive an official notification of this ratification, the country would become a Member of the WTO. In paragraph 238 of the Report of the Working Party on the Accession of the FYR of Macedonia (WT/ACC/807/27), the representative of FYR of Macedonia had confirmed that his Government would apply fully all the provisions of the TRIPS Agreement from the date of accession to the WTO, without recourse to any transitional period. This commitment had been incorporated in paragraph 2 of the Protocol of Accession of FYR of Macedonia to the WTO (WT/L/494).
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