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

Ambassador Eduardo Pérez Motta (Mexico)
Adoption of the Agenda
10. The Chairman reiterated that there was no differential treatment of outstanding TRIPS implementation issues. The agenda contained certain matters that were also listed as implementation issues by virtue of the discrete mandates in paragraph 19 and the built-in agenda. He recalled that, prior to its first formal meeting in 2002, the Council had discussed how to structure its agenda. Given that some issues were covered by two or three mandates, the question had been whether each such issue should be discussed under each mandate even if it meant repetition, or whether each matter should be discussed only once but bearing in mind all the relevant mandates. The Council had agreed on the latter approach.