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

Ambassador Vanu Gopala Menon (Singapore)
World Trade Organization
B.i Follow-up to reviews already undertaken
18. The representative of the Secretariat said that he believed that the practice that had evolved, insofar as there was a practice on this type of issue, was that if there was a matter which stemmed from what had already been taken up under the review, then there would be a possibility to come back to that matter. Reviews were removed from the Council's agenda on the understanding that there would be a possibility to revert to any further matter stemming from those reviews. Normally, a new piece of legislation which had not been the subject of the review would be considered under the Council's first agenda item relating to notifications of legislation. Any points which might arise from that notification could be taken up under that heading.