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

Ambassador Eduardo Pérez Motta (Mexico)
186. The representative of Australia said that he supported some of the valid points that had been raised by a number of Members, including Peru and other developing countries, concerning the lack of clear rationale for applying non-violation complaints under TRIPS. He supported a further examination of these complex issues, as required by the Doha mandate, to address many of the points that had been made by some Members in the discussions held so far, particularly those relating to legal uncertainty. He drew Members' attention to a paper on this issue that Australia had submitted in September 2002. This paper was not a formal position paper but intended to facilitate discussion of the key issues.